We have already dedicated posts to animals that are cute, bizarre, smart, dangerous etc. but this time, we will focus on creatures that will just make you laugh. From a fish with human teeth to a bearded monkey with a butt-like head, here are 25 hilarious animals that prove Mother Nature has an awesome sense of humor.
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But if we kept crossing the anteater, say with an armadillo, we would get the pangolin – an armored anteater. Literally translated as “something that rolls up”, the pangolin is a nocturnal mammal living in tropical areas of Africa and Asia.
Officially known as Grimpoteuthis, the dumbo octopus is a genus of deep-sea pelagic umbrella octopus. Occupying extreme depths of up to 7,000 m (23,000 ft), the octopus has large eyes and prominent, ear-like fins resembling the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant Dumbo, hence the nickname.
Once abundant but now critically endangered (with about 50,000 remaining specimens) the Saiga antelope is a small antelope recognizable by its extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure known as the proboscis.
Yes, even monkeys can have proboscis. Endemic to the island of Borneo, the proboscis monkey is a reddish-brown arboreal monkey species that co-exists with the Bornean orangutan. The nose is particularly remarkable in the male.
Celebes crested macaque
Living in the Tangkoko reserve in Indonesia, the Celebes crested macaque has one of the most bizarre ways of signaling it’s ready to make. Receptivity of the females is indicated by an extreme swelling and redness of their buttocks, which, in contrast to their black skin color, appears ridiculously inappropriate.