10 strange animals that you may not know

10 strange animals that you may not know

The animal world is a true mystery on several occasions, these strange animals leave us with our mouths open.We are all very interested to know much more about them.Here we are presenting 10 strange animals ┬áthat you haven’t seen so far.

#1.The okapi, a mixture of zebra and hyena

Undoubtedly, the okapi has all the merits to top the list of strange animals. If we see a photograph of it, it seems to have been elaborated by touch-up software rather than by nature itself. It is an animal originating in Central Africa, particularly the Congo, and seems a rare mixture of zebras and hyenas, in fact, it comes from the giraffe family. At the top, her hair is reddish and pointed, while on the underside (legs and buttocks) it would immediately relate to a zebra, for its unmistakable black and white stripes.

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The okapi is a species of artiodactyl considered the living creature closest to the giraffe. It has been appreciated that its particular morphology and appearance bears a very important resemblance to the giraffe. Some characteristic features betray us as giraffe, the form of his body, the small horns on both sides of the head and the long black tongue that he uses to eat leaves of the trees. This tongue has such a length that, if you want, the okapi can access the inner part of your ears.In addition, it is also associated with the family of the horses by the resemblance to these morphologically.

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Its length oscillates around 2 meters and its tail can be between 30 and 40 centimeters. It is a fairly heavy animal that can reach 300 kilos. Females only give birth to a baby and have a pregnancy that lasts for more than a year. The okapi, this strange animal, usually lives in solitude, very seldom in a couple.

#2.Pink fish with hands

Although it seems incredible, the fact is that National Geographic documentaries ended up discovering species of fish that, in addition to fins and bronchi, have hands. It is believed that this fish is in serious danger of extinction, in fact, it is very difficult to find it and only four specimens have been seen by humans, on an island near Tasmania. The pink fish with hands (we do not know what their scientific name is or if they have given one) is one of the nine species of fish that have hands, so it is not the only one with this particularity.

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#3.The Blue Dragon

We like this creature because of its unique beauty because it presents on its body a mixture of blue, silver and brilliant colors that makes it worthy of being admired. Its scientific name is Glaucus Atlánticus, it lives in tropical waters and floats. In fact, its morphology resembles that of a great slug, and we are not misguided because it forms part of the mollusks. They are hermaphrodite animals.

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The beautiful creature inhabits the seas off the South African, European, Mozambican or Australian coasts. It is decanted by temperate and tropical waters. Despite being a mollusk, they have no shell. It has survived because its intense color distances the predators, who consider it an inedible species. They themselves feed on a poisonous animal called a Portuguese boat and do not die because they have a part that acts as a barrier with Venango. The bad thing is that, when it is eaten, it produces a much more toxic substance.
The blue dragon is highly coveted by aquariums, for their particularities and their beautiful color.

#4. The monstrous saber fish is more feared

He is one of the fashionable animals as he left last summer to the surface of a beach on Catalina Island (California) and frighten all swimmers. The experts classified this fact as very strange since the saber fish does not usually come to the surface. It is feared and rare because it is a very large marine creature, in fact, it could be up to 17 meters in length.The saber fish is a very curious animal for students of biology and the marine world.Strange animals

#5.The peacock spider

It is the colors of this particular arachnid that have earned its name. Although the spider is not usually a very beautiful animal, this particular species has on its body live and attractive colors. Undoubtedly, one of the most colorful insects, scientifically called Maratus Volans.

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#6.The giant moon fish

This huge sea creature of more than 3 meters in length and 1,000 kilos in weight, looks like a big moon because of its size and color. It is a tetraodon triform pelagic fish of the family Molidae and also the heaviest of the world, among marine vertebrates. As a curiosity, it does not have a particular area to live, but nothing in tropical or temperate waters. In addition, it is a highly prolific species, being able to put the females up to 300 million eggs.

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#7. The strange lizard

It seems impossible to believe, but, once again, nature surpasses the imagination. A lizard has recently been discovered, the species of leiolepis ngovantrii, whose female reproduces by cloning and without needing any help from the males.

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#8.The sphynx cat

We will have seen this animal (for many, exotic, for others, horrendous) in publications because it is so rare and became very famous.So, it became fashionable especially in the United States and Canada, it is increasingly common to have sphinx cats as pets. It calls attention to being a totally bald cat, without fur, so it is a white creature with noticeable folds and wrinkles on his head. However, experts insist that he does have hair on his body, a layer so thin that the human can not feel with the eyes or the touch, but that protects and warms the animal.

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#9.The yeti crab

Curious name for one of the most striking crabs we have ever seen. It is actually called Kiwa hirsuta and its natural habitat is the waters of the Pacific. It has been occasionally found south of Easter Island. It is a blind crab that only survives thanks to its other senses and even science has not found an explanation to justify the filaments (that look like hairs) on its extremities.

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#10.The gelatinous smudge

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It is called squeeze fish, drop fish or Janira, although its real name is Psychrolutes marcidus. It reminds us inevitably of a mass of amorphous gelatin pink, like a chewing gum. It is a marine creature that lives in the depths, up to a kilometer away from the surface and has been seen near Australia and Tasmania.
No doubt he is one of the most sedentary animals in the world, he can not swim (he has no limbs that allow him), but the density of his body allows him to float on the bottom and move. It simply feeds by catching everything that floats on its side and thus survives. Some consider it the ugliest animal in the world.

 

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