Nature is truly full of surprises, and it even makes us a little jealous of all the bizarre and crazy creatures that it has designed. These animals make an appearance, instantly restoring your faith in the impossible. They are so remarkable that you just can’t take your eyes off them. Some of them are extremely cute, and others are so scary that if you see them, you will scream in fear. But no matter how they are, nobody can deny the joy and benefits that animals bring to our daily life.
In this post, we’d like to share with you some of the weird animals that you’ve probably never heard of, let alone ever met. Take a look at these pictures, and you will know how great the creativity of evolution is.
1. This shoe-billed stork looks like a person in a bird suit.
2. This Spectacled Eider lives in Alaska and Siberia.
3. In order to make unwanted guests leave, cotton-top tamarins lift their tails and show their butts and their genitals to them.
4. This is a bearded barbet from the African barbet family.
5. Indry, the largest lemur currently in existence
6. The red ruffed lemur that only lives in Madagascar
7. The tomato frog produces a special venomous chemical that can glue a predator’s jaws shut.
8. The radiated tortoise is protected by a special law.
9. The Andean cock-of-the-rock is one of the unofficial symbols of Peru.
10. Gharials only eat fish, which is why they have such narrow jaws.
11. Southern viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae
12. Leaf-tail geckos usually eat insects, but sometimes they can eat other lizards.
13. The Honduran white bat doesn’t have a tail.
14. Tridacna can live up to 200 years.
15. De Brazza’s monkey was named after the Italian-French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.
16. Stick insect from the Phasmids family
17. Von der Decken’s sifaka is named after the first European person that climbed Kilimanjaro.
18. The Greek letter φ originated from the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that represented the Saharan horned viper.
19. Sea pens are colonial marine cnidarians belonging to the order Pennatulacea.
20. A unicorn katydid from the Orthoptera family
21. The Ankole-Watusi African cow has horns that are used for thermoregulation and not for attacking.
22. The black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys live in the Himalayas. They can climb up to 4,700 m above sea level.
23. Sarada lizard from the Agamidae family
24. Portrait of a Golden Pheasant
25. This striped possum is a marsupial.
26. Jorunna parva is a sea slug that is nicknamed the sea rabbit.
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