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Almost all life gets energy from oxygen. Check out some of the remarkable ways that animals get the oxygen they need to survive.

pale purple underwater creature with 4 legs and a magenta frill around neck

Check out this mystery photo.

Can you guess what it is?


a tadpole


a frog


a salamander


a lizard

Nope. Try again!
You got it!

ANSWER: a salamander

Explore the photo gallery below to see some amazing ways that this salamander and other organisms get the oxygen they need.

Image Credits:

Axolotl, photo by Orizatriz (CC BY 2.0 license); elephant seal, courtesy of  U.S. Antarctic Program; Ruppell’s vulture, Rob Schoenmaker (CC BY-SA 2.5 license); Arctic ground squirrel, courtesy of  National Park Service; painted turtle, photo by André Karwath (CC BY-SA 2.5 license); bumblebee, courtesy of R.Hansen/USFWS.