This world is a wonderful place and there is a balanced ecosystem as there are cute, strange, weird, harmless and adaptable lives in it. Some of the strange animals you probably didn’t know exist are listed below; these are a real and live animal and still existing in this world. Let’s ensure our curiosity does not endanger them from this planet. Each of the animals listed below have unique characteristics which make them strange and rare.
This fascinating list of strange animals you probably didn’t know exist and it is not the exhaustive list, these are some of the hand-picked animals that are not very commonly found and not many of us know about their life and existence.
- 22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
- 1. Sea Pig
- 2. Shoebill
- 3. Venezuelan Poodle Moth:
- 4. Okapi
- 5. Blue Parrotfish
- 6. Saiga Antelope
- 7. Pacu Fish
- 8. Mantis Shrimp
- 9. Japanese Spider Crab
- 10. Dumbo Octopus
- 11. Gerenuk
- 12. Fossa
- 13. Panda Ant
- 14. Red-lipped Batfish
- 15. Gobi Jerboa
- 16. Zebra Duiker
- 17. Patagonian Mara
- 18. Cantor’s Giant Soft Shell Turtle
- 19. Blob fish
- 20. Sunda Colugo
- 21. Star-Nosed Mole
- 22. Lamprey
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22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
1. Sea Pig
Sea pigs are about 4-6 inch long and will easily fit into our palm. They are found in the deep oceans and are one of the rarest creatures. They play an important role in ocean’s ecosystem and it is found in all oceans in the world.
Stork is the other name for this strange animal called Shoe bill. It is about 20cms in width and 24cms in length. Razor sharp beaks can easily decapitate baby crocodiles and fishes in no time.
3. Venezuelan Poodle Moth:
This cute strange insect in one of the new species that is found and it is called as
Venezuelan Poodle Moth. It has antenna, front legs and also bulged eyes. It is said to be found sometime in 2012.
Okapi is called as the relative of Giraffe. This strange animal you probably didn’t know exist animal is mainly found in Africa (Congo). This will be endangered very soon as they are less than 10,000 in count. It resembles like Giraffe and Zebra.
5. Blue Parrotfish
This completely bright blue fish is called as Scarus Coeruleus or Blue parrotfish, Itis also known by
is also known by names-Blue parrot, Bluemen, Kwabs and blue Kwabs. They
grow up to the size of 70 to 75 cms on an average however, some even grows up
to 1.2 meters long.
6. Saiga Antelope
Saiga Antlope is majority found in Russia. It has turn extinct in America and
The Republic of China. The dark markings on its cheeks and nose make it look cute.
Their outer skin or coat changes its color according to the climate.
7. Pacu Fish
This is a freshwater fish and belongs to the piranha family. However, some of these are herbivores and not harmful ones. Pacu fish teeth are like human teeth; they are squared shaped and less sharp than Piranhas.
8. Mantis Shrimp
Mantis shrimp are very strong and sharp; they can shift like a bullet and break aquarium glasses in no time. These shrimps are super-fast and can live up to 20 years.
9. Japanese Spider Crab
Japanese Spider Crabs are a delicacy in Japan. These are marine crabs found commonly in Japan. They grow up to 40 coms and will weigh up to 19 kilograms.
10. Dumbo Octopus
Dumbo Octopus is found in Green, red and orange colors and the body of these are used for flippers and arms. This is a deep sea animal-live as deep as 9,800 feet-13,000 feet.
This is mainly found in Africa-places like Kenya and Somalia is where you will find these easily. They eat fruits, flowers, buds, leaves and even creepers.
However, it does not require water or drinks water.
Fossa belongs to Mongoose family group and it is found in African islands. They grow up to 6 feet long. Fossa runs as fast as 35 kilometers per hour. This Carnivorous mammal looks like cross of dog, mongoose and cat.
13. Panda Ant
Though more than 2000 eggs are laid my female Panda ants, only a few survive from ant eaters. Among these few, more than 90% have only 2 years of life span.
Due to this reason they are endangered.
14. Red-lipped Batfish
Red-lipped batfishes are seen in deep oceans. These are carnivorous fishes and they attract their prey with its looks. Shrimps, small fishes and crabs are its major preys.
15. Gobi Jerboa
North Africa and Asia is the region where Gobi Jerboa is found. This belongs to the rodent family and loves to live in temperate deserts and temperate grasslands.
16. Zebra Duiker
Rainforest is the habitat for Zebra Duiker. It eats grass, leaves, fruits and buds.
Its horns are used to protect itself from other animals that are harmful.
17. Patagonian Mara
Patagonian Mara can be seen In Argentina and they love to eat fruits, vegetables, green leafs and fresh grass. They belong to the guinea pigs family.
18. Cantor’s Giant Soft Shell Turtle
This is one of the largest turtle species in the world and it is also the strangest.
The shell helps to prevent from predators. However f these are not on the outer surface rather on their ribs area.
19. Blob fish
The strangest fact about this animal is it can live up to 130 years. Its flesh is very jelly and slippery. Blob fishes are not consumed by humans. This is at present an endangered species.
20. Sunda Colugo
Malayan Flying Lemur is the other name of Sunda Colugo. However, it does not fly nor it is a lemur. This animal is active in the night and sleeps during day. It loves to eat leaves and fruits.
21. Star-Nosed Mole
Star-Nosed mole is a strange animal you probably didn’t know exist. They are found in America’s wet and low areas. These moles are insectivores and eat earthworms, Aquatic insects are its favorite. The front claws help them to swim and dig sand.
Lamprey‘s are Jawless fishes and has funnel-type sucking mouth. These Lampreys belong to the Hyperoartia class. They look similar to hagfishes. These are seen in North America- in Great lakes.
It is definitely interesting to know some facts about these strange animals you probably didn’t know exist and at the same time, we need to ensure they are not being endangered due to this reason. It is essential to let these animals live in the world to balance the ecosystem and to have a healthy biological life cycle.
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