30 Weird Creatures That You Don’t Know They Actually Exist

Our planet is home to different variety of plant and animal life. However, most of us don’t grasp the variety of animals species that inhabit the Earth today, and some even get surprised as they find out there are some cool animals they haven’t heard of before. In fact, the world is full of unique living creatures and scientists themselves keep observing new species every year. So we collected these 30 examples of these species that most of us have never even heard of. But not all of them are super cute and fluffy! You will be surprised!

#1 Axolotl

Axolotls are rare and critically endangered and can only be found in only some lakes and canals in Mexico. You can notice the funny branches growing on its head, they may look silly but they are actually functional, the filaments attached to them increase the area for gas exchange.

#2 Golden poison frog

Despite its little size, this frog is one of the most poisonous creatures in the world. In fact, they are not born poisonous, they get it from what they eat. They tend to use the poison for defense and it’s so strong that the toxins from just one frog can kill two elephants. 

These little creatures are very rare and only live in the rainforest in Colombia.

#3 Giant Isopod

Axolotls live between 550 to 7020 feet deep underwater. In fact, they are called giant for a reason, some of these creatures can grow absolutely gigantic! Their enormous size helps them to compromise the pressure of the deep ocean. 

They nearly exclusively eat carrion, and when something edible is found on the ocean’s floor, they eat a lot of it because they don’t always know when their next feast will be. 

Isopods have extremely slow metabolisms and they may not need anything to eat for a few years thanks to this unique ability.

#6 Goblin shark

This shark is called a vampire shark because it doesn’t like light and prefers living deep in the sea. It may look very freaky, but it’s not as scary as it seems. The Goblin shark is absolutely not interested in people and mainly eats fish, crabs, and mollusks. And this one is a pretty bad swimmer, unlike other sharks.

#16 Dugong

Despite their size, they are very gentle and peaceful animals. In fact,  these nice creatures are the only marine mammals that are 100% vegetarian. They have to eat about 50kg of seagrass every day to support their size. And they have this bizarre shape of the face and upper lip to graze on seagrass from the ocean floor.

#20 Shoebill

It is an incredibly large bird, half-stork, half-pelican, with wings that may span up to 2.5 meters. Shoebills often live close to hippos and when those massive mammals bulldoze water and force fish to the surface the shoebills are able to catch them easier. In fact, they were named after their beak which is very effective for catching fish.

#24 Slender loris

These animals live mainly on trees cause they are so slow. They have a very funny look with huge eyes and a surprised expression on their faces. That’s why they gave them the name “loris” which means “clown.” Ioris don’t have a tail and use their hands and legs to move from one tree to another.

#25 Arapaima

This fish is one of the most huge fishes that can grow up to 4.5 meters long. They like to live in very dirty water which doesn’t have much oxygen in it. In fact, to survive, this fish developed a special swim bladder and can gulp air from the surface. Also, they have massive mouths and can catch not only a relatively large fish but even a bird, when cruising on the surface.

#27 Sea pig

This animal has a weird appearance. It lives in all of the world’s oceans, but usually so deep that most of us will never see them. These creatures play an essential role in the world’s ecosystem by basically cleaning the ocean. In fact, they spend their whole life “walking” on the ocean floor and eating whatever they find, from decaying plants to dead animals.

#28 Northern bald ibis

This bird has a distinguishing characteristic which is a black glossy body and absolutely unfeathered red face. In fact, they used to be widespread but water pollution and habitat issues have made them critically endangered. Researches proved that there are only about 500 birds left in Morocco and just a few in Syria.

#29 Aye-aye

The Aye-Aye has a very weird looking and it only lives on the island of Madagascar and there was a time when they were thought to be extinct. But some animals were found in the mid-20th century, they are still considered to be endangered.

 There is a funny thing about them that their teeth never stop growing and to keep this under control they constantly chew nuts and wood.

#30 Andean condor

This is a very large bird. Its wingspan can reach 3 m (10 ft) but despite such impressive wings, the Andean Condor is not the greatest flyer. This bird struggles to stay aloft when flying, mainly because of its weight, but it feels very comfortable in windy areas where it can glide on air currents which can help it rise to very impressive heights.

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