You’re not going to believe what kind of bizarre abnormal creatures are out in the wild! While nature does a good job keeping order, occasionally things go awry. From radioactive mutants to rare hybrids, creatures find a way to mutate.
Sometimes they grow an extra leg, have a second head, or do things contrary to their survival. And, if humanity continues to disrupt habitats, overpopulate, pollute, and poison the earth, their abnormality might just become normal. Here are 25 Bizarrely Abnormal Creatures Found In The Wild.
Grolar bears also called a Pizzly depending on which was the father or mother, are a polar bear and grizzly bear hybrid found in the wild. They’re incredibly rare and scientists are concerned it could be a bad sign for polar bear survival.
This incredibly bizarre creature is the Long-Horned Orb Weaver. Its long horns don’t seem to serve much of a purpose besides scaring off predators. The horn lengths vary, but some can grow to be 45mm in length.
In 2012, scientists believe they discovered the first ever hybrid shark. A mix between an Australian blacktip shark and a common blacktip shark, the hybrid shark could be a potential sign of adaptation to climate change. The Australian blacktip likes to swim in warmer waters, while the common blacktip swims 1,000 miles (1,609 km) to the south in colder water. The hybrid apparently can swim in both.
Recently, fishermen discovered the first ever recorded two-headed porpoise. It was a newborn male found in the North Sea. Fearing it would be illegal to keep, the Dutch fisherman threw it back. Scientists believe it was a conjoined twin, a rarity in sea mammals.
During the first voyage into deep waters, scientists discovered an unexpected creature. The abnormal 15.7 inch (40cm) animal was a faceless fish. It had no eyes and no mouth. Scientists believe fish at extreme depths don’t have eyes and use bioluminescence to see.
Anyone saying you can’t get blood from a stone might want to reconsider. The Pyura Chilensis is a sea creature off the coast of Chile. The outer shell looks like a rock, but when you cut it open, it bleeds red. And yes, its a living creature with a mouth, a stomach, and everything else it needs to survive.
Sometimes referred to as the Pelican Eel, the Gulper Eel is a peculiar deep-sea fish found in the wild. With an enormous mouth and tiny fins that are hardly visible, it uses bioluminescence to attract and kill its prey.
A two-headed cow was born on a farm in north Florida. With only one body but four eyes, four ears, and two mouths, the two-headed cow wasn’t expected to live long. They rarely live longer than forty days.
The Gharial is a thin-nosed, critically endangered crocodile living in India. They once roamed in places like Myanmar and Pakistan. Their population was reduced by 98% due to excessive hunting and removal of their habitats.
Once thought to be rather rare, Coywolves are now more common than ever. They’re the hybrid animal of a coyote and a wolf and are mostly found in western North America. Mating began when wolf populations depleted due to deforestation and co-mingled with coyotes.
Most frogs go after small flying objects like flies, but the Fanged Frog is not most frogs. Found in Thailand, this behemoth hunts not just flies but birds. That’s right, it’s a bird-eating frog. It also has fangs it uses when attacking other male frogs.
Speaking of abnormal frogs, there’s plenty to be found in the wild. One in Equador is entirely see-through. It’s so clear you can see its heart beating in its chest. Unfortunately, scientists fear these frogs are in danger due to deforestation.
Near the Solomon Islands, scientists found something phenomenal: the first known bio florescent turtle. The turtle was specifically growing neon green and red. While it’s normal for certain sharks, fish, and other sea life to have this ability, it’s rather abnormal for a turtle.
Two-Headed Sharks aren’t only the stuff Hollywood likes to sell on the big screen. They’re surprisingly real. While they used to be considered rare, they’re now becoming more common. From Florida to India, fishermen have been finding them in their nets.
For a long time, the Eurasian lynx was thought to be gone from Europe. Abnormally, scientists discovered them in the strangest place – Chernobyl. It’s assumed they went there because humans won’t. They’ve likely become radioactive, but scientists aren’t sure how much.
Granted, Great Bustards aren’t exactly the most abnormal creature, but there is one minor exception. The male Great Bustards will actually poison themselves to look sexier for a mate. They snack on poisonous beetles and parasites to get the job done. Not exactly normal behavior.
Lobsters come in a variety of colors, including brownish-green, blue, and even albino. However, finding a calico lobster, half brown on one side and half yellow on the other, is extremely rare, like 1 in 30 million rare. Luckily, a fisherman hit the lobster jackpot when he caught one in Maine.
When animals live around high levels of radiation, chances are abnormalities will arise. In a study, scientists discovered several sad abnormalities to the local swallows. Their beaks are surprisingly smaller and deformed, many are partially albino, and their toes are deformed and misshapen.
Technically, the gastric brooding frog is extinct, but that doesn’t make it any less abnormal. Namely, this frog had a bizarre way to give birth. The female would swallow the eggs and they’d hatch in her stomach. One by one, the baby frogs would come out of her mouth.
The wholphin is a mix between a dolphin and a false killer whale. While they’ve been said to exist in the wild, they’re difficult to find or track down. However, marine biologists believe they’re likely to exist more in areas where both these animals live in close proximity to each other.
You might think a “Legless Lizard” is just a snake, but you’d be wrong. First, unlike snakes, legless lizards don’t have forked tongues. They do have eyelids and ear holes, two things snakes do not have. Of course, they share the same trait of not having legs.