25 Creepiest Animals You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

Posted by , Updated on April 19, 2017

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There are millions of different animal species in the world and many of them are cute and beautiful, but the dark corners of the animal kingdom have creatures that can send chills down your spine just when you look at them. Found deep in oceans, high in rainforest canopies or underground in soil, we are talking about the scariest looking animals you have ever seen. From the basking shark and the wolf eel to the whip scorpion and the Andean condor, today’s post will show you some of the most terrifying and creepy animals that exist. Nevertheless, despite being some of the scariest animals to ever exist, most of the creatures featured in this post are completely harmless to humans. Here are 25 Creepiest Animals You Won’t Believe Actually Exist.


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Basking Shark

Basking SharkSource: sharks-world.com

There are many creepy animals in the ocean, and the Basking Shark is undoubtedly one of them. With a length of up to 8.8 m (29 ft), it is the second largest shark in the world, smaller only to the whale shark. However, despite its scary appearance and massive size, this marine creature feeds on plankton and is therefore harmless to people.

24

Shoebill

ShoebillSource: dailymail.co.uk

A large stork-like bird, the Shoebill lives in large swamps in Eastern Africa and can grow to more than 1.5 m (5 ft) tall and can have a wingspan of up to 3 m (10 ft). Recognizable by its enormous bill and terrifying gaze, these predatory birds prey on fish, frogs, and reptiles such as baby crocodiles, insects, and even small mammals.

23

Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat Source: nationalgeographic.com

Native to parts of Eastern Africa, the Naked Mole Rat is an extremely bizarre animal known for a number of oddities such as its longevity, resistance to cancer, living in ant-like colonies (with queen and workers), etc. This burrowing rodent is completely hairless, and its wrinkled body only underlines its creepy appearance.

22

Wolf Eel

Wolf EelSource: aqua.org

A species of the wolf fish living in the North Pacific, the Wolf Eel is a large fish that inhabits rocky areas and is able to squeeze into small crevices due to its long, slender body. Reaching almost 2.5 m (8 ft) in length, the Wolf Eel has a terrifying appearance with strong jaws and sharp, spiky front teeth.

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Star-Nosed Mole

Star-Nosed Mole Source: nationalgeographic.com

A small mole found in wet low areas of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States, the Star-Nosed Mole is a very bizarre creature that looks like a cross between a rat and an octopus. Living under the ground, the mole is functionally blind; it uses its large snout to find prey and navigate through the soil.



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