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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

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The Maned Wolf

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Tufted Deer

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Dumbo Octopus

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Patagonian Mara

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Naked Mole Rat

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Irrawaddy Dolphin

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The Gerenuk

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The Babirusa

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The Fossa

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Star-Nosed Mole

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Sunda Colugo

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Zebra Duiker

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Yeti Crab

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Superb Bird of Paradise

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Blob Fish

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Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle

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Gobi Jerboa

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Japanese Spider Crab

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

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  • Brooke Cathro via Facebook

    why remove ive not seen one before

  •איריס-גולדפינגר/100000202490990 איריס גולדפינגר via Facebook

    איזה מכוער אבל מתוק נורא

  • Sigalit Goldfinger Birman via Facebook

    הוא נראה כמו אחרי התחשמלות

  • 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!

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  • 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

  • Shwink

    I like pie

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  • 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

  • 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!

  • Kitty Rodriguez

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

  • 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