25 Most Bizarre Animals Ever

Posted by , Updated on February 4, 2014

From super long noses to strange looking eyes these are the 25 most bizarre animals ever!

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Sea Pigs

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These deep sea creatures are closely related to sea cucumbers and can easily be found living in groups of over 1,000 or more on the ocean floor.


Angora Rabbit

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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.



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One of the larger dog breeds, it is covered with curly hair that somewhat resembles dreadlocks. They don’t shed very much though, and are actually quite agile!



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Taking ugly to the extreme, these fish live in deep waters off the Australian coast. Adept at living in high pressures they don’t have much muscle and just feed on anything edible that floats by.


Kangaroo Rat

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It’s not hard to see where this rodent gets its name as its cheeks extend all the way back to its shoulders.


Walking Stick

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Found all over the world, these masters of disguise can grow to be over a foot in length.


Chinese Goose

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In spite of its looks this is an extremely productive breed of goose as females can lay over 60 eggs during the season.



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With huge eyes and elongated tarsus bones these guys have been known for their death defying leaps between tree branches, even catching birds mid-flight.


Leafy Seadragon

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Resembling seaweed, this creature can be found off the coast of Australia, but only if you are really looking for it!


Yeti Crab

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Formally known as the Kiwa Hirsuta it was discovered in 2005 deep in the Pacific Ocean. It’s hairy pincers are filled with bacteria that might be used to detoxify water around the volcanic vents that it inhabits.


Dumbo Octopus

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Named after Disney’s famous elephant due to the fins on their heads, these creatures are a rare site thanks to the depths at which they live.


Star Nosed Mole

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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.


Sun Bear

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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.



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Having been called the nastiest fish in the sea, it attaches itself to passing fish, bores through their skin, and consumes them from the inside out.



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This species of Mexican mole salamander originates from a lake that underlies Mexico City and are often used in research due to their curious self-regenerating abilities.



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Spending most of its life in the water this north Indian crocodile uses the bulbous growth on its nose to produce gurgling sounds during the mating season.


Naked Neck Chicken

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An uncommon sight on any continent except for Europe, it goes without saying but this breed of chicken has feathers everywhere except for its neck


Hairy Frogfish

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Sometimes called an anglerfish, it uses a fleshy lure to mimic the behavior of a marine worm and catch its prey.


Sphynx Cat

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Susceptible to both sunburn and hypothermia, this breed of cat is known for its hairlessness and extroversion.


Slender Loris

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Its huge eyes allow this Sri Lankan jungle dweller to hunt for insects at night. It is also being hunted, however, by poachers and natives who believe it has magical properties.


Long-eared Jerboa

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Resembling mice, not much is known about these small jumping rodents. Their habitat consists mostly of northern China and Mongolia and they usually come out only at night.



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A very unique looking antelope the Saiga is known for its distinctive nose. It is also a very prolific reproducer in spite of increasing human encroachment on its habitat.



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Related to storks and also known as a Whalehead, it should be obvious where this east African bird gets its name from. It is one of the largest birds in the world and can grow to be over 1 meter tall.


Hispaniolan Solenodon

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This is one of the few species of mammal capable of producing toxic saliva but because it was the dominant predator on the island of Hispaniola prior to colonization it has not developed any effective defenses to ward off predators like dogs and cats that were introduced by human settlers.



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Found in Madagascar the aye-aye is the world’s largest nocturnal primate. Often noted for it’s unique foraging techniques, it taps on trees until it finds larvae, gnaws a hole in the wood, and inserts its middle finger to pull them out.

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