25 Bizarrely Abnormal Creatures Found In The Wild

Posted by , Updated on September 14, 2022

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.


California Sheephead

sheepwaterSource: https://www.sportdiver.com/7-fun-facts-about-california-sheephead

The California Sheephead is a rare and endangered species with abnormal and unique qualities. The strangest part about it is its chin and human-like teeth. They use the teeth to crush their prey.


Grolar Bear

GrolarSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pizzly-grolar-bear-shot-killed_us_57453eeae4b055bb1170b094

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.


Long-Horned Orb Weaver

orb weaverSource: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18254075

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.


Hybrid Shark

australian black tipSource: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-ever-hybrid-shark-discovered-off-australia/2012/01/03/gIQAPy00YP_story.html?utm_term=.f398eb393682

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.


Two-Headed Porpoise

two headed porpoiseSource: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/two-headed-porpoise-found-first/

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.


Faceless Fish

faceless fishSource: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3688806/faceless-fish-found-in-australia/

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.


Pyura Chilensis

blood in a rockSource: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/pyura-chilensis-the-closest-thing-to-getting-blood-from-a-stone/

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.


Gulper Eel

Eurypharynx_pelecanoidesSource: http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/gulper-eel.html

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.


Two-Headed Cow

two headed cowSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3064669/Holy-cow-Two-headed-calf-born-Florida-farm.html

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.



gharialSource: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/g/gharial/

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.



coywolfSource: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/coywolves-are-taking-over-eastern-north-america-180957141/

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.


The Fanged Frog

fanged frogSource: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bird-eating-fanged-frog-found-in-thailand/

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.


See-Through Frog

glass frogSource: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132668-see-through-frog-has-heart-you-can-see-beating-through-its-chest/

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.


Glowing Sea Turtle

glowing sea turtleSource: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150928-sea-turtles-hawksbill-glowing-biofluorescence-coral-reef-ocean-animals-science/

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 Shark

two headed sharkSource: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/sharks-two-headed-oceans-mutations/

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.


Pinocchio Frog

pinocchio frogSource: https://www.livescience.com/6438-pinocchio-frog-gargoyle-gecko-discovered.html

The Pinocchio Frog lives up to its name. Scientists actually discovered it by accident. The male has a spike on its nose that dangles when it’s inactive and points up when it’s calling.


Cow with Cleft Lip

cleft lipSource: https://books.google.com/books?id=_5h7AgAAQBAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=chernobyl+cleft+lip+cow&source=bl&ots=sQjE6U3kX0&sig=ljZ3J43fskPMFkQD1wMClY2_XsA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1iYu6udTTAhUpllQKHWyiBZ4Q6AEIQDAD#v=onepage&q&f=false

After the Chernobyl fallout, reports of deformed livestock spread. In 1992, a reporter visited a nearby farm and saw a black cow with a deformed face and heavily cleft lip.


Lynx in Chernobyl

eurasian lynxSource: https://www.ranker.com/list/strange-chernobyl-radioactive-animals/cynthia-griffith

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.


Great Bustards

great bustardSource: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141024-great-bustard-birds-mating-sex-animals-science/

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.



lobsterSource: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150710-lobsters-maine-animals-science-nation-fishermen/

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.


Chernobyl Swallows

swallowSource: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1994720/

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.


Gastric Brooding Frog

gastric brooding frogSource: https://rainforests.mongabay.com/05gastric_brooding_frog.htm

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.



wholphinSource: http://www.whalefacts.org/wholphin/

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.


Legless Lizard

legless lizardSource: http://mentalfloss.com/article/85553/5-slithering-differences-between-snakes-and-legless-lizards

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.


Five-Legged Cow

deformed steerSource: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791130/mutant-cow-five-legs-china-freak-animal-farming

In China, a cow born with an extra limb was almost put down by the farmer. No one wanted to buy it from him, afraid it would die early. He decided to keep it, and it’s living well.

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