7 Amazing Animals That Can Freeze And Come Back To Life

Arctic Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Furry Arctic Bear Caterpillars survive cold. Blood sugar keeps Arctic caterpillars alive under cold temperatures. Most caterpillars survive seven years before becoming moths.


Freezing does not kill alligators. These wild animals accomplish this how? It's simple. Their muzzles may shatter ice lakes and ponds to breathe. Muzzles can breathe till water warms while bodies are frozen.

Darkling Beetle

Beetles freeze around 19°F and can walk again after thawing. How? This darkling beetle produces sugar-based antifreeze xylomannan. This beetle survives these high temperatures this way.


Below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, they freeze. Although frozen, they can protect themselves and wake up from their freeze. Iguanas can live 60 years or more, depending on species.

Painted Turtle Hatchling

Many US and Canadian lakes and rivers have painted turtles. Painted turtle hatchlings may endure near-freezing. Higher glycerol and glucose levels make them antifreeze.


It can withstand -359°F. They withstand radiation and boiling. Yes, tardigrades are tough. The reason? Researchers think they can stay dead and resurrect via cryptobiosis.

Wood Frog

Thawing frogs run. How, you ask? Wood frog seed proteins drain tissue water. Water returns to frogs in warmer weather. This basic phenomena has fascinated scientists since its discovery.