The following species have had to evolve in order to survive and, in some cases, complicate our lives a little bit. Check out the incredible species that had to keep up with the times, while we were too busy keeping up with the Kardashians!
THE END OF TUSKS
After being hunted for decades due to its ivory tusks, elephants said “enough!” and believe it or not, ever since 1969, these animals have started to evolve without its distinctive tusks. Deal with that poachers!
Say it isn’t so! The fear of every sleeping human being has now become a freakish reality! Bedbugs have developed a resistance to pesticide and boast a stronger exoskeleton. Let the haunting continue!
Mice are cute, at least when they’re kept as pets. But in this case, we’re talking about the pest that has evolved so much it’s now resistant to warfarin, the primary poison used to kill these Cinderella’s helpers. Help!
HUMAN INDUCED DWARFING
No, this is not a fancy name for some psychological treatment. This is what has happened to the Tibetan Snow Lotus since now it grows less than before so as to avoid people from picking it up so much. Who knew plants could be this smart?
HIV RAPID VARIANT
The reason why it’s so difficult to develop a vaccine, let alone a cure for this disease is due to the fact that it varies and evolves so much. Let’s hope the future is brighter and we can soon enough scratch this horrible disease off our list.
INVINCIBLE HUDSON RIVER FISH
Okay, this has got to be the best evolution in the entire evolutionary world! To be able to resist pollution is like every single specie’s ultimate goal, right? This fish is immune to the effects of PCBs altogether. Suck on that, pollution!
THIS CLIMATE IS CHANGING ME!
Global Warming isn’t just ruining villages, and glaciers, it’s also taking its toll on tawny owls. These poor little fellas show changes in the color of their plumage which is even being passed on to their offspring. So sad!
ANTIBIOTICS? MMM, NO
One of the biggest problems we have nowadays is that antibiotics aren’t working anymore. An example of this is the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that is getting harder to treat in humans. No wonder we hate the flu with every inch of our weak bodies!
CAN’T EVEN MATE WHEN THEY WANT TO
The Atlantic Cod was one of the most overfished species until they started to get protection from extinction. This affected their reproductive cycle which was at 6 years, but now it’s at 5. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do, right?