The tardigrades, animals of the extreme

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The tardigrade is a very small sausage, invisible to the naked eye, which lives in the foam or in the ocean, able to withstand extreme temperatures.

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By: Florent Guignard Follow

An incredible animal has been visible since yesterday at the Paris Zoological Park: the tardigrade, tiny but super-resistant, capable of surviving in the worst conditions.

An extremophile, almost immortal phenomenon of nature that researchers are studying in the hope of healing humans.

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