Most of us don’t grasp the variety of animals species that inhabit the Earth today, and some even get surprised as they find out there’s an animal they haven’t heard of before. But seriously now – out of 1,367,555[1] identified non-insect animal species that live on Earth today, how do you expect to know every single one of them? To put it into perspective, take into account that this number represents only 1% of all animal species that ever lived! [Read more...]

Scientists themselves keep discovering new species every year and admit that modern science is not familiar with all existing animals. This leaves room to such unique and even bizarre discoveries and collected in this post! Inspired by reddit, we put together a selection of such unheard-of creatures as a Dumbo Octopus, Pink Fairy Armadillo, Star-Nosed Mole and many more. Warning – not all of them are super cute and fluffy!

Pink Fairy Armadillo

Image credits: reddit | wikipedia

Aye-aye

Image credits: animalsadda.com

The Maned Wolf

Image credits: imgur

Tufted Deer

Image credits: zoochat.com

Dumbo Octopus

Image credits: interactiveoceans.washington.edu

Patagonian Mara

Image credits: zoochat.com

Naked Mole Rat

Image credits: extremelongevity.net

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Image credits: wwf.org | imgur

The Gerenuk

Image credits: Michael Despines | imgur

Dugong

Image credits: webecoist

The Babirusa

Image credits: oregonzoo.org

Lamprey

Image credits: forum.lowyat.net

The Fossa

Image credits: en.academic.ru | imgur

Star-Nosed Mole

Image credits: synapsebristol.blogspot.com

Sunda Colugo

Image credits: identi.info

Zebra Duiker

Image credits: imgur

Yeti Crab

Image credits: oceanleadership.org

Superb Bird of Paradise

Image credits: BBC Planet Earth | National Geographic

Blob Fish

Image credits: coloribus.com | monsterfishworld.com

Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle

Image credits: wwf.panda.org

Gobi Jerboa

Image credits: tgran | wildofanimals.blogspot.com

Japanese Spider Crab

Image credits: telegraph.co.uk

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