25 Weirdest Animals On Earth

Posted by , Updated on May 21, 2018

If you have read our list of the 25 most dangerous animals in the world, then you know there are some weird animals in the wild that are not too cuddly. From four-legged land dwellers to water-paddling sea life, evolution sure does come up with some bizarre creatures sometimes. It’s the nature of things. Diversity only makes the world a rich and vibrant place to live. So, while we talked about dangerous animals before, this time around, we’re going to take a walk on the weird side as we introduce you to some of the most unique life forms on this planet. Here are the 25 Weirdest Animals On Earth.
10

Gharial

gharial

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

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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

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This is one of the few species of mammals capable of producing toxic saliva, and it was the dominant predator on the island of Hispaniola prior to colonization. However, it has not developed any effective defenses to ward off predators that were introduced by human settlers, like dogs and cats.

7

Shoebill

shoebill

Related to storks and also known as a Whalehead, it’s obvious where this east African bird gets its name from. It’s one of the largest birds in the world and can grow to be over 3 feet (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 reproduces efficiently in spite of human encroachment upon its habitat, although in recent years it has become more endangered.

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