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IN Animals ON 02 Jan, 2015
Nature has a strange sense - it brought in adaptation and mutation in creatures that will leave you speechless. Nature can be weird, it can haunt us, it shocks us with it's unsolved mystery. There are many legendary animals which we might have had heard humors or they were true.
Not only due to the uncanny resemblance to a creature from folklore or urban legends but also because they're extremely adorable. Animal lover? Fiction lover? Doesn't matter. You can have the best of both worlds, read on to see some animals that resemble mythical creatures!
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Sea serpents don't exist, but this sure does. The giant oarfish is nearly 55 feet long and prefers to stay in the deepest layers of the oceans.
This fluffy creature seems to be the origin of all the mermaid stories. Dugongs are very close to manatees, only slimmer.
A fierce dragon, wouldn't you say?
Here comes the Kraken! The squid's limbs have sharp hooks and they can swivel them.
This magnificent creature gave rise to the legend of the phoenix as identified by ancient Egyptians.
This animal existed over 40,000 years ago. It is known to have been the root of a monster known as the"bunyip"
This resembles the "Loch-ness monster" from urban legends. They too are known to be broad humped and long necked aquatic nature which makes them identical to the description of Plesiosaurus.
A famous sea monster known as "Sea Owl" is inspired by none other than the beaked whale.
It is Known as the giant of the ancient world, the cyclops was deemed as the monster with one eye. Although the skull of this creature seems to fit that description, it was discovered that it infact belonged to a specie of elephants.
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