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17 Strangest Animals On The Earth Ever

Nature is filled with mind-blowing stuff ranging from plants, animals, water, sand, mountains, and as a matter of fact, the whole universe is amazing. The list goes on and, believe it or not, each and every gift given to us by nature is beautiful to its core.

Nature has filled it is each element with beautiful colours, textures and creativity. Just look around you, and I am pretty sure you will get amazed by almost everything which is natural. Most of us don't even know about the diversity of animal species that inhabit our planet today. Some even get surprised as they find out about an animal that they haven't heard or seen before. Unique animals are found almost in every part of the world, but natural habitat of these animals is getting destroyed to a greater extent by urbanisation.

National Wildlife Federation works to protect wildlife while inspiring people to conserve natural habitats for future generations. The federation is doing a phenomenal job by safeguarding America's wildlife and wild places. We should understand the desperate need of conserving wildlife and contribute to protect the endangered species on our planet.

17 Strangest Animals On The Earth Ever

17 Strangest Animals On The Earth Ever

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1. Bergamasco Shepherd

1. Bergamasco Shepherd

This huge ancient dog breed from the Italian Alps was originally used as a herding and guarding dog.

2. Blind Snake

2. Blind Snake

This unique animal has no eyes and is actually known as an Atretochoana Eiselti. It is presumed to be an aquatic, and eel-like animal due to its fleshy fin on a dorsal body.

3. Umbonia Spinosa

3. Umbonia Spinosa

Scientists are still quite confused about this species, although it is believed that they might be related to cicadas.

4. Okapi

4. Okapi

Okapi belongs to the giraffe family. But to me it looks like result of mating between horse and zebra! Interesting animal, right?

5. Axolotis

5. Axolotis

Originating from the lake underlying Mexico City, Axolotls are used extensively used in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos.

6. The Shoebill

6. The Shoebill

This unique animal has a large shoe-shaped bill, hence its unusual name. Commonly found in tropical east Africa, its long blue feathers are also very beautiful.

Red-Lipped Batfish

Red-Lipped Batfish

The Red-Lipped Batfish is found on the Galapagos Islands. Too embarrassed by its permanent bright shade of red lipstick, this fish uses its pectoral fins to walk on the ocean floor.

8. The Pacu Fish

8. The Pacu Fish

It is not everyday that you see a fish with human-like teeth in its mouth. Pacu Fish is native to South America and closely related to the piranha.

9. Saiga Antelope

9. Saiga Antelope

The saiga is a critically endangered antelope that inhabits the Eurasian steppe. Its strange nose is extremely flexible and helps to filter out dust.

Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat

Naked mole rats live up to 28 years, which is rare in mammals of its size. They are cancer resistant and hence, used in cancer research and as well as in the studies related to aging.

11. The Gerenuk

11. The Gerenuk

The word Gerenuk basically comes from the Somali language and means giraffe-necked. They have a relatively small head with respect to their body, while their eyes and ears are proportionately large.

12. Irrawaddy Dolphin

12. Irrawaddy Dolphin

Found in coastal areas of South and Southeast Asia, these unique animals are known for their bulging forehead and short beak, giving them a far bulkier appearance than other dolphins.

13. Star-Nosed Mole

13. Star-Nosed Mole

Inhabiting the wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. These star shaped moles can be easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages, which are actually touch organs with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors.

14. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

14. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

These royally unique animals are found in forests and woodlands throughout the Amazon basin. They are about 6 and 1/2 inches in length and are often found darting out from branches to catch flying insects.

15. Tufted Deer

15. Tufted Deer

The Tufted Deer is characterized by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead. It is closely related to muntjac and lives over a wide area in central China. Tufted dears are usually shy animals and prefer staying alone.

16. Lamprey

16. Lamprey

Lampreys are a type of jawless fish and are found mostly in coastal and fresh waters. They have been living on our planet for nearly 300 millions years with their body structure remaining relatively unchanged.

17. The Sunda flying lemur

17. The Sunda flying lemur

It is actually not a lemur and does not even fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits.

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