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22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

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!

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

21 More Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist (Part II)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brooke.cathro Brooke Cathro via Facebook

    why remove ive not seen one before

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/איריס-גולדפינגר/100000202490990 איריס גולדפינגר via Facebook

    איזה מכוער אבל מתוק נורא

  • http://www.facebook.com/sigait.goldfingerbirman Sigalit Goldfinger Birman via Facebook

    הוא נראה כמו אחרי התחשמלות

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenda.potgieter Nicky En Glenda Potgieter via Facebook

    my preciousssssssssss….

  • Cecilia Ann Nakamura via Facebook

    I love the fox, octopus and the wanna-be giraffe, but the fish, moles and aye aye are repulsive!

  • http://www.adnfriki.com/ iRe – ADNFriki.com

    Incredible!

  • Dave

    The Babirusa, Dugong, etc…
    Indonesia have strange fauna…

  • Yigru Zeltil

    Gotta love that Irrawaddy Dolphin… :D

  • Mya

    Naked Mole Rat … eww … omg … uglier than #JustinBieber lol

  • Nadia

    Now thanks to the Star nosed mole I know where the resident evil creators got inspirations for their video game monsters

    • Mike Richardson

      Good observance, Nadia.

  • Shwink

    I like pie

    • Name

      STFU

  • Louise Wilding

    The naked mole rat & the blob fish are not the sort of creatures that are going to appear in picture calendars

  • Flandae

    Dugong….. Dewgong?
    Like the pokemon?? lol!

  • nathan

    The Blob Fish is not real, it’s a hoax

    • M

      They are real, they’re just a deep sea fish

  • Boss karim

    these pics make me say wow

    • diego

      yeah buddy

  • Anonymous

    Amazing loved looking through this!

  • Wilma1D

    the blob fish looks like squidward from spongebob, which kind of freak me out

  • com 1

    the fossa is not weird because no one should say it is but the japense spider crab is real belive me

  • shaylan stewart

    I love!! the dumbo octo its so cute!!!!!

  • Mecho Ismail

    I knew fossa…from madagascar…the animated cartoon…you know…with alex the lion and shit…

  • karla

    aye aye is the chupacabras cousin, lol!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kitty.rodriguez.3154 Kitty Rodriguez

    Blob fish looks like an old man, and the Japanese spider crab would do great as a lipstick model.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kitty.rodriguez.3154 Kitty Rodriguez

    Blob fish and Japanese lipstick crab are amazing !

  • Weird Sue

    Why are there blurbs for each of the animals on the additional page, but none on these? I’d love to know more about them.

  • Science Dude

    There’s A Part 2!

  • fuddyduddy

    that crab is horrible

  • reed

    thats sweet

  • reed

    cool

  • Matthew Kush

    The Dumbo Octopus everyone should know from Finding NEMO LOL

  • KassieEnthralled

    I want a blob fish >.<

  • jimmykalen

    star nosed mole is so freaky

  • catpurr

    Just breathtaking

  • uhuhuhucondom

    basters

  • Brittney dobbins

    These r some ugly and weird animals. But some r interesting. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cindy014life

    this is so gross

  • Kyouske Deldacan

    dat lamprey

  • Shazzatan

    I loooovvvvveeeeee the dumbo octopus there soo cute !!! :)

  • adyx

    This is f-ing scary…aye-aye creepy and a wolf that tall?? What is this world turning into

  • kittyklaws

    O my god, I have known what most of those animals were since I was 5

  • M

    Don’t ask me why the naked mole rat from Kim Possible was so cute