The 25 Weirdest Animals on Earth

Posted by , Updated on March 29, 2014

If you have read our list of the 25 most dangerous animals in the world, then you are probably aware of the fact that some animals are just not as cuddly as they seem. This time around, however, we’re going to really take a walk on the wild side as we introduce you to some of the most unique life forms on this planet. These are the 25 weirdest animals on Earth.
10

Gharial

gharial crocodile

Usually found in northern India, this large species of crocodile spends most of its life in the water. The bulbous growth on the nose of males is used during mating to produce gurgling and bubbling sounds.

9

Naked Neck Chicken

naked neck chicken

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.

8

Hispaniolan Solenodon

solenodon

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.

7

Shoebill

shoebill

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.

6

Saiga

saiga

A very unique looking antelope, the Saiga is known for its distinctive nose that protrudes down over its mouth. It has been known for its efficiency at reproducing in spite of human encroachment upon its habitat, although in recent years it has become more endangered.

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