Mother Nature is always full of surprises. It’s hard to believe how many incredible and different creatures live on our planet!

Today, we at suggest you take a look at ten rare animals that you’ve probably never heard of before. The diversity of our beautiful world never ceases to amaze us!

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The salp

Salps are planktonic tunicates that feed off CO2 in the water, pumping it through their transparent bodies. We should all probably say thank you to them, because they reduce the carbon levels in the water and in the air as well.

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The Ili Pika

This cute and incredibly rare animal is also known as the ’magic rabbit’. Ili Pika was recently photographed for the first time in twenty years. It was first discovered in China’s Tian Shan Mountains.

The Pinocchio frog

This creature also goes by the name ’Spike-Nosed Tree Frog’. When a male frog tries to attract a female or senses danger, its elongated, Pinocchio-like nose points upward.

The pink handfish

Several years ago, scientists discovered 14 species of fish with hand-like fins. At present, nine of them are in danger of extinction.

The snub-nosed monkey

The rarest primate in the world was discovered in 2010 in northern Burma (Myanmar). Because of the unusual shape of its nose, the monkey always sneezes when it rains.

Honduran white bats

These pretty little white fellows from Central America live in a tent of Heliconia leaves, eat fruit, and can grow only up to 1.5 inch (4.7 cm) in length.

The Cherax Pulcher

This fantastically beautiful, colorful crab was discovered in Indonesia last year.

The Grimpoteuthis (aka Dumbo Octopus)

The pink-eyed Caedicia

This grasshopper with striking, pink bean-like eyes lives in the Muller Range mountains in the Pacific highlands.

The Amazon river dolphin

Young Amazon river dolphins, also known as pink river dolphins, are light gray, but some of them become pink as they get older. These dolphins aren’t friendly or easily trained, so they are rarely held in captivity.

The Albino Chinese softshell turtle

These little turtles use their long necks and tube-like nostrils as a snorkel to breath under the water.

The Nendo tube-nosed fruit bat

This cute bat with unusually kind eyes and tube-like nostrils was discovered in 2009 in the forests of Papua New Guinea. It became an internet sensation as the ’’Yoda bat’’ due to its resemblance to the Jedi Master from the Star Wars movies.