Electric Eel


Electric eels can grow up to be 1.8m to 2m. Although it’s called an “eel”, scientifically, it is closer to a catfish.

It has approximately 6000 electrocyte in its body, a special cell that allows it to charge electricity in its body. When capturing prey or protecting itself from threat, it can discharge electricity as strong as 650V. Furthermore, since it lives in cloudy waters, it uses low electricity, about 10V, like radar to navigate itself.

It comes up on the surface and breathes in air at times, which allows it to survive in ponds and backwaters where oxygen is scarce.

It mainly feeds on fish, but they also eat frogs, small birds, and small mammals at times as well.