Where do animals stand on the zombie apocalypse? In spite of the growing demand for zombie-related films and television shows, the probability of a human zombie seems to be fanciful. Zombie ants, however, are quite probable and real. If you are looking forward to the next episode of The Walking Dead, then this will give the show a more realistic feel to you.
While searching for food, an ant could accidentally catch the zombie-ant fungus, scientifically known as Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. This fungus targets formicine ants in tropical forests. Once the ant catches the parasite, the fungus spreads through its body, then, reaches and controls its brain.
In order to survive, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis requires a certain humidity and temperature. However it can't travel to the location on its own. That's where the ant's body comes in.