The 25 Weirdest Animals on Earth

Posted by on January 20, 2012

If you have read our list of the 25 most dangerous animals in the world, then you are probably aware of the fact that some animals are just not as cuddly as they seem. This time around, however, we’re going to really take a walk on the wild side as we introduce you to some of the most unique life forms on this planet. These are the 25 weirdest animals on Earth.



The axolotl is a species of mexican mole salamander whose larvae fail to undergo metamorphosis and thus the adults remained gilled and aquatic. They originated from the lake that underlies Mexico City and are often used in research due to their curious ability to regenerate themselves.



Having been called the nastiest and most disgusting creature in the sea, the hagfish lives deep below the surface of the waves. When it gets hungry it attaches itself to a passing fish, bores its way through the skin, and then consumes the fish from the inside out.


Sun Bear

Also known as the “dog bear” due to its small stature and extremely long tongue, it is found in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.


Star Nosed Mole

Inhabiting the north-eastern United States and Canada, the star-nosed mole has 22 miniature tentacles at the tip of its snout that it uses to forage for food.


Angora Rabbit

Coming from Ankara, Turkey these hairy rabbits were popular pets among French royalty in the 1700s and they are often bread for their immense wool coats.