Strange Animals

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Like real hummingbirds, these moths hover at delicate or intricate flowers to feed on nectar that is off-limits to many creatures that need to perch to feed.  Like hummingbirds, their wings beat rapidly, creating a humming sound, they move their “tails” to help them maintain position as they feed, and they have proportionately large eyes to help them find the best flowers.  Their long hollow tongues, which they use like a straw to suck up nectar, even look astonishingly like the beak of a hummingbird.

Japanese Spider Crab
Despite it's spindly, spider-like appearance, the Japanese spider crab is absurdly huge. Scientists and researchers estimate that this crab can weigh up to 44 pounds and can have a leg span of thirteen feet at their largest! Not only does this mean that this crab could actually tower over you if it wanted to, but it also makes it the largest crab in the entire world. It's important to note, though, that this creature really is mostly legs with its body only reaching about a foot and a half across in size, but that's what makes their appearance so terrifying.

Red-Lipped Batfish

The Red Lipped Batfish scientifically known as Ogcocephalus darwini is a native of the seas around the Galapagos Islands and off Peru. They occur at depths between 3 and 76 meters.

Dumbo Octopus
The dumbo octopus is small, compared to other octopodes. Its average size is between 20-30 cm (slightly larger than an adult guinea pig), but scientists found one specimen as large as 1.8 meters—that’s almost six whole feet of adorableness! They have a variety of shapes and colors and have the ability to “flush” or camouflage themselves to their environment.

Blob Fish

You’ll be shocked to hear that blobfish look pretty normal when they are in their natural habitat deep in the seas off southern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The gelatinous blobs we think of as blobfish are actually decompressed specimens suffering from decompression damage.
Since they don’t have any natural structural support, they bloat and “blob out” when you bring them into the lower pressures at the surface of the sea. Back home in the deep sea, the blobfish ain't so blobby. In fact, they actually look pretty unextraordinary, perhaps even handsome (maybe). 

Pacu Fish
Pacu is a common name used to refer to several species of omnivorous South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. Pacu and piranha do not have similar teeth, the main difference being jaw alignment; piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth in a pronounced underbite whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, which are uncannily similar to human teeth, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. 

Saiga Antelope
A critically endangered species of Central Asia, the goat-size antelope have a flexible, Gonzo-like proboscis that looks like a shortened elephant trunk .

Goblin Shark
The goblin shark has a huge range that includes much of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, but it’s most commonly encountered off the coasts of Japan. Japanese fishermen who accidentally caught the sharks couldn’t help but notice their protruding snouts, which reminded them of folk stories about a long-nosed, red-faced demon known as the tengu. So they began calling the species tengu-zame. (Zame means “shark” in Japanese.) This was translated into English as “goblin shark,” with “elfin shark” being an alternative name the creature occasionally goes by.

Panda Ant
The Panda ant may look cute, but its sting is painful! Technically not an ant but a wasp, its colors and patters are aposematic, warning other predators to stay away. Only the female is wingless, and despite sometimes being referred to as the “cow-killer ant,” its sting isn’t the most deadly or painful: this title belongs to a type of harvester ant that can kill a two-pound mammal with just six stings.
These wasps, which can be found in Chile and Argentina, are solitary, do not live in colonies or have “nests,” and are not aggressive. 

Deep in the remote, dense and little-explored swamps of Africa lives an unusual bird with a shoe for a face. No, really. The African Shoebill stork looks more like something out of a comic book than a bird you might luckily encounter on a safari adventure. Distributed in the swampy marshes of Uganda, Rwanda, Western Tanzania and Zambia, this rare bird might very well have walked out of the dinosaur era, as is.

The Narwhal is the unicorn of the sea, a pale-colored porpoise found in Arctic coastal waters and rivers. Narwhal Tusks. These legendary animals have two teeth. In males, the more prominent tooth grows into a sword-like, spiral tusk up to 8.8 feet long. The ivory tusk tooth grows right through the narwhals upper lip.

Penis Snake (I kid you not!)
A creature discovered by engineers building a dam in the Amazon is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian that resembles an earthworm or as some are noting, part of the male anatomy. Atretochoana eiselti is the largest known caecilian, attaining a length of 81 cm (32 inches), or more than twice the size of the next-largest known species.

The Manned Wolf
Maned wolves range through central and eastern South America including northern Argentina, South and Central Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and southern Peru. They inhabit the cerrado, the largest biome of South America, which is comprised of wet and dry forests, grasslands, savannas, marshes and wetlands. The largest canid in South America, the maned wolf looks like a fox, is called a wolf, and is closely related to neither. Maned wolves primarily eat small animals, fruits and vegetables.

Aye Aye
The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger

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