There are millions of different animal species in the world and many of them are cute and beautiful, but the dark corners of the animal kingdom have creatures that can send chills down your spine just when you look at them. Found deep in oceans, high in rainforest canopies or underground in soil, we are talking about the scariest looking animals you have ever seen. From the basking shark and the wolf eel to the whip scorpion and the Andean condor, today’s post will show you some of the most terrifying and creepy animals that exist. Nevertheless, despite being some of the scariest animals to ever exist, most of the creatures featured in this post are completely harmless to humans. Here are 25 Creepiest Animals You Won’t Believe Actually Exist.
Whip Scorpion are ferocious-looking arachnids that have a similar appearance to true scorpions, but do not possess a venomous sting. Reaching up to 8.5 cm (3.35 in) in length, these carnivorous creatures can be found in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide. They typically prey on insects such as cockroaches and crickets.
The California Condor is the largest (and possibly also scariest) bird in North America. These excellent gliders travel widely to feed on carcasses of deer, pigs, cattle, sea lions, whales, and other animals. This magnificent bird is already extinct in the wild, but it has been recently reintroduced to some US states.
Also known as the pig-nosed frog, the Purple Frog was discovered in 2003 when it was found in mountains of India’s Western Ghats. With its chubby, purple body and pointed, pig-like snout, this frog is one of the creepiest amphibians on Earth. The animal spends most of the year underground, using its short limbs like spades to dig as far as 3.7 m (12 ft) below ground.
Also known as Tiburonia Granrojo, the Giant Jellyfish was discovered in 2003 and is the only member of its genus yet identified. Growing up to 3 m (10 ft) in diameter, it is one of the world’s largest sea jellies. They have thick fleshy oral arms in place of the long tentacles found in most jellies. The coloration of this creature is also unusual – it is entirely deep red.
Also known as the paiche or the pirarucu, the Arapaima is an air-breathing fish that lives in rainforest rivers of South America’s Amazon Basin and nearby lakes and swamps. One of the world’s largest freshwater fish, these giants can reach 2.75 m (9 ft) long and weigh up to 200 kg (440 lb). They have a wide, scaly, gray body and a small, narrow head.