Animals are incredible creatures with their thousands or even millions of species. But, how many species that you can count today? However we assume that we know most of the species inhabiting the Earth, there are still thousands or maybe millions of animal species waiting to be identified. Because of their rareness, they are only seen in some regions. Nevertheless, animal scientists keep discovering new species every year. They report that the modern animal science unfortunately is not familiar with all the animals living on Earth. In this point, what is unknown is quite mysterious and lead some strange discoveries of unheard-of animals. So, here we have gathered 50 weird animals you probably didn’t heard of living on Earth! Do not raise your expectations too much to see some cute, fluffy creatures because some of them have a very bizarre appearance!
1.Yeti Crabs are approximately 15 cm long with legs covered in silky blond fur.
They are very rare and spend their entire lives on the ocean floor so that they don’t give us a chance to see them often.
2.Indian flapshell turtle is another weird animal that is known for its many folds of skin which cover its limbs when it withdraws into its shell.
This turtle is an omnivore that can eat anything from flowers to fish and fruit.
3.You probably didn’t heard of this mouse-like deer called Chevrotain living in parts of Asia and Africa.
Although there are several different species, the smallest ones of Chevrotains can weigh almost 4.4 pounds.
4.Honduran White Bat is an odd-looking bat living in Honduras and some parts of South America.
Their entire body is covered with white fur that helps them to protect their body from sunshine.
5.Leaf-tailed gecko is a rare one living in Madagascar.
It is known for its fantastic camouflage feature with its leafy shaped body.
6.Orange tortoise spider is known for its rareness and bright orange color.
Very little things are known about the species and they are only seen in South America.
7.Goblin sharks are one of the rare species with its odd-looking heads.
This shark is living very deep parts of the ocean that can grow up to 20 feet long. They tend to feed on the organisms and squids, crabs, mollusks and so on.
8.Don’t worry! Thorny devil lizards don’t kill you, they just scare you!
This rare kind of lizard grows up to 8 inches and lives in Australia.
9.Okay, we cannot say the hairy frogfish is cute…
This hairy creature lives in the deep waters of Eastern Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Red Sea, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Asia and Indonesia. It can grow up to 22 inches in length.
10.The sea pigs are another weird creatures living more than thousand meters down on the deep sea bed.
They use their strange ‘legs’ to catch food and push into their mouths.
11.This colorful creature called Peacock Mantis Shrimp looks like imaginary.
Kindly remind: Their eyes can see 10 times more color than a human can.
12.Pygmy seahorse is a weird but beautiful creature with its fascinating camouflage skill.
It can blend in with the coral thanks to its incredible color.
13.Proboscis monkeys live in Borneo and use their noses to attract mates.
They are among the large species native to Asia, but unfortunately become endangered due to habitat loss.
14.Unusual species of whale: Narwhals
With their long tusk, narwhals are known as the unicorn of the sea.
15.The Mexican Mole Lizard has its own reputation among the reptiles.
Unlike the snakes, they have two legs and can eat anything soft and small enough.
16.It looks like a coral, but this creature is called Leafy Sea Dragon.
It has a great camouflage skill and it is found in Australia.
17.A mouse-like creature with its long ears is totally not the one we see everyday.
The long-eared jerboa lives in Mongolia and China, and it is believed that the long ears of this creature helps it cool off in the desert.
18.Shoebill stork is the one you shouldn’t piss off!
This angry-looking bird growing up to 5 feet in height lives in African countries and South Sudan.
19.The long-beaked echidna is more like an anteater with hedgehog-look.
This creature lives in New Guinea and is listed as endangered.
20.Also known as a Blue Dragon, Glaucus Atlanticus is an inch-long beautiful creature.
It is dangerous that it produces a sting causing fever, shock or even death.
21.This flightless creature is called Kakapo.
The 9-pound owl parrot is among the world’s critically endangered species.
22.Looks like a small bear: Wombat!
Although there are several species of wombats, they are considered as one of the world’s largest marsupial and burrowing mammals (35-45 inches in length)
23.A rock? No, definitely it is a Cape Rain Frog!
This creature lives in South Africa and can grow up to 45 mm in length.
24.This cute but weird animal called Axolotl is unfortunately almost extinct.
It is also known as a Mexican salamander and lives in North America.
25.A Latin American opossum: Yarok
Yaroks are the only species in the world that both sexes have a pouch.
26.Hispaniolan solenodon is an incredibly weird creature living in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
It can injects a special liquid with toxic saliva to its prey. It is listed as endangered.
27.Giraffe weevil with its incredibly long neck.
The male weevils have necks 2 or 3 times longer than females.
28.Unfortunately ugly: The wrinkle faced bat
This species has a wrinkle face in yellowish brown color. It has no tail and weighs about only 17 grams.
29.Mudskippers are a kind of a land fish.
They are fish, however they can spend most of their times on the land.
30.The Purple Atelopus has discovered in 2007.
This creature lives in South America and their colors are attracted their preys.
31.Looking sweet, right? But Chinese Water Deers have 2 distinctive tusks.
These deers live in marshy habitats and can swim… at master degree!
32.The deep sea squid with human teeth??! No, thanks…
This squid is one of a kind… It has eight legs and two tentacles, and luckily it is only 1 inch in length.
33.The planthopper nymph has a tail that is actually an extruded wax produced by a special gland.
They use their tails to distract their predators.
34.Saddleback caterpillar is one of the weirdest creatures living in North America.
Its spike can secrete a venom to defend itself against its predators.
35.Pinocchio frog is a long-nosed frog discovered in Indonesia.
Its distinctive nose grows rigid and erect when the male is calling.
36.Christmas tree worms can come in a variety of colors.
Once they find a place to live, they do not move very much. They are approximately 1.5 inches in length.
37.The tube-nosed bat may look scary and odd with its weird-looking nose and yellowish ears.
This species living in Papua New Guinea is critically endangered .
38.The Angora rabbit is probably the fluffiest rabbit living on Earth.
Angora rabbits can come in a variety of colors and weigh 6 to 12 pounds.
39.The Patagonian Mara is approximately a 2-feet long creature.
It lives in Argentina and can run very fast.
40.Japanese Spider Crab is known as the largest crab living in today’s world.
It has 10 legs which can span 12 feet in length, and it lives nearly 600-700 meters down the sea.
41.This unusual creature is the one we cannot see everyday.
Pigbutt worms are another deep sea creatures that can harvest food by excreting a special mucus around itself.
42.You can consider Blobfish as the ugliest fish in the world.
This weird creature lives in the deep water (from 600 to 1200 meters down) of Australia, Tazmania and New Zealand.
43.The Chinese giant salamander is considered as the biggest amphibion living in the world.
Unfortunately, it is critically endangered due to habitat loss.
44.This red-lipped batfish is a strange creature can grow up to 40 cm in length.
It lives more than 30 meters down the sea of Galapagos Islands.
45.Known as Panopea generosa, Geoduck is an edible saltwater clam which is the large one among the species.
It can grow up to 20 cm in length and is served in high-range restaurants.
46.Bald uakari is a monkey with bright red face.
These creatures living in near the water of Brazil and Peru have a red face which helps other uakaris to choose a mate.
47.Bush vipers are basically dragon-like snakes found in sub-Saharan Africa.
They come in a variety of colors and can grow up to 73 cm in length.
48.Tarsiers are odd-looking primates with their big eyeballs.
They are good at climbing and their eyeballs are as big as their brains.
49.Hooded seals are large phocids with an inflatable hood on male’s forehead.
This creature is found in North Atlantic and use its inflatable hood while looking for a mate.
50.What can we say about this strange primate with its bizarre appearance?
Aye-ayes have large ears and long fingers. Their diet contains nuts, nectars and some other fruits.