25 Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

Now, how many animal species do you know? Fifty? A hundred? Or even more? Well, according to some scientific researches, there are almost 9 million of them! It’s no wonder then we do not know all of them but still – there are creatures out there you certainly won’t believe even exist. Check out 25 of the most unreal animals on Earth. Caution: Not all of them are cute and sweet.

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Irrawaddy dolphin

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The Irrawaddy dolphin is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. An Adult can exceed 290 pounds (131kg) and can reach lengths of up to 7.5 feet (2.2860 M).

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Red-lipped batfish

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This unreal-looking little fish species can be found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet (30.480M) or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.

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Mantis shrimp

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These marine crustaceans are members of the order Stomatopoda. Mantis shrimps have powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. When kept in captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike.

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Pink fairy armadillo

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This funny creature also known as pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo – mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell. Endemic to central Argentina, these armadillos primarily feed on ants and larvae.

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Lion's mane jellyfish

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Also known as hair jelly, officially Cyanea capillata, it is the biggest known species of jellyfish in the world. The largest recorded specimen washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870 and had a bell with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.3165m) and tentacles 120 feet (36.576m) long.

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