Top 10 Strange Animals in the World
Most of us don’t grasp the variety of animal species that inhabit. The earth today and some even get surprised as they find out there are some cool animals.
They have not heard of before but seriously now out of 1367555 identified non-insect animal species that live on earth.
Today how do you expect to know every single one of them. To put it into perspective this number represents only one percent of all animal species that have ever lived not to mention.
In the depths of our oceans where there are probably even more weird-looking animals waiting to be discovered scientists themselves keep observing new species.
Every year and admit that modern sinus is not familiar with all of the strange animals existing. Today this leaves room for such unique and even bizarre discoveries. Here in this article 10 most weird-looking Top 10 Strange Animals in the World.
10. Manned Wolf
Manned wolves are not in fact wolves, just to be confusing. These long-legged beauties are in a genus that is all of their own and are related to wild dogs, foxes, wolves, and all other species of canid.
They are solitary creatures with large ears and are omnivorous, unlike many other hunters some scientists think that over half their diet might be vegetable matter. This certainly adds to their strangeness but we think these canids are very beautiful despite how unusual they are.
9. Pink Fiary Armadillo
These beautifully bizarre creatures might just be our favorite on this list. The pink fairy armadillo is a tiny creature found only in central Argentina and they are so rare that scientists have not even been able to classify their conservation status.
These creatures are small enough to fit in the human hand the pink fiary armadillo is nocturnal and burrow in the ground these are generally difficult to support due to their shyness.
8. Velvet Ants
Confusingly, these insects are wasps of multiple different breeds the females are wingless and hairy and very much resemble ants.
Some specimens in Chile have been found with a black and white coloring and when you see these you will understand why they are also called panda ants.
These bugs are known for their extremely painful stings such is the strength of these stings that these wasps are also known by another name as “cow killers”.
We have Sloth, the slow guy. Known for their slowness of movement sloths can be found among the trees in Latin American countries such as Panama, Brazil, and many more.
Their faces look slightly dopey and from some angles, they seem to be smiling. Their slowness of movement is due both to their slow metabolism, a result of their leaf diet, and is also thought to help them escape detection by predators who hunt by sight.
Sloths today might be small and cute but up until 11 000 years ago their ancestors roamed on the ground and were larger than the modern elephants.
These cat-like animals can measure up to four feet in length and researchers believe they are most closely related to the more familiar mongoose and other animals like it. Although they look a lot like Cougars.
Fossa primarily eats lemurs and is the only carnivore on Madagascar that is big enough to eat even adult lemurs. Their long bodies, small rounded ears, and short legs earn them a place on this list– although, like the pangolin, we can’t help thinking they are rather cute.
5. Magnificent Frigate Bird
These incredible birds, endemic to the Galapagos islands boast wingspans of nearly two and a half meters and have been spotted flying as high as 2500 meters above sea level.
They are sometimes called a man of warbirds because they like to attack other birds while they are flying and even try to steal their food on occasion and even try to steal their food on occasion.
What makes these birds too strange though is the big red sack the males have on their chests, which they balloon up to try to attract a mate.
4. Armadillo Girdled Lizard
Endemic to the northern and western Cape provinces of South Africa this lizard reminds us of nothing more than a tiny dragon.
This resemblance is especially pronounced when they roll themselves up to protect themselves from danger the behavior that earned them.
Their name another interesting fact about armadillo girdled lizards is that they are one of the few lizard species who give birth to live young and there is some evidence that females may feed their young which is even more uncommon.
Capybarras are the largest living rodents and are found across much of Latin America. They tend to live near bodies of water in large social groups which can reach up to 100 individuals during the dry season.
They are often reported acting as a perch for various birds which adds to their unusual appearance one thing that may surprise you about capybaras is that they are incredibly fast capable of running as quickly as a horse.
If they need to they can also stay underwater for up to five minutes and have been seen using this trick to avoid predators.
Madagascar is known for being home to a great many strange animals. Most of which are found nowhere else in the world.
One great example of this is the aye-aye, with its bulging eyes, ever-growing teeth, and long fingers it can be very creepy looking especially if you suddenly come face to face with one in the forest at night. Aye-Ayes are a type of lemur and can be found exclusively in the jungles of Madagascar where they come out at night to forage.
Pangolins are truly bizarre creatures that look a bit like armoured anteaters. Another name for them is scaly anteaters.
Amazingly, though, they are much more closely related to dogs, cats, and even seals than to anteaters or armadillos, the mammals they most resemble.
Despite their strange looks, we think pangolins are quite cute with their beady eyes and big feet and of course the habbit of curling up into a ball.
When they are threatened sadly many species of pangolins have become critically endangered in Africa as well as Asia.