Only a genius can solve this puzzle: How many animals can you spot in this optical illusion?

Challenging your friends’ smarts and creativity is fast becoming a popular Internet trend.

Brainteasers, optical illusions and puzzles do wonders for our health. The brain can be thought of as a muscle that needs to be exercised regularly, and doing so makes us live longer and feel better!

My grandma always says that doing crosswords for half an hour a day helps keep her fit – and she’s incredibly spry for her age, so I have no reason to doubt her!

This brainteaser has been floating around the Internet for a while, and has caused millions of people to scratch their heads. I wasn’t able to find all the animals in this picture, no matter how I tried! But nevermind me, now it’s your turn.

So sit down, and take a long, hard look – how many animals can you see in this picture?

I can almost guarantee that you didn’t find them all. Believe it or not, but there are 16 (!) animals there! See the diagram below to see what was where.

They claim that only 1 in 100 are able to spot all animals on their first try. Make sure to press the share button to treat your friends to some brain exercise!