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12 Strange Animals

Published by valli in Offbeat
August 30th, 2008

Some strange animals found throughout the world.

This is a list of some strange animals throughout the world.

O Aiaiai (the Aye-Aye)

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The aye-aye lives only in the jungles of Madagascar. It is a strange primate which is active at night. They have black hair on their skin. They feed on wood-boring insects.

Frill-Necked Lizard

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Frill necked lizard is found in Kimberley region of Western Australia, Southern New Guinea and Northern Australia. This is also known as frilled dragon. The skin of this animal folded back like frills against its head and neck, hence the name.


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The Blobfish is found in the deep water of Australia and Tasmania. Generally it is found at depths where the pressure is 10 or 20 times higher than at sea level.

Yeti Crab

The official name of Yeti crab is Kiwa hirsuta. It is a crustacean. It was discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific at a depth of 7,200 feet.

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Yeti crab has numerous silky blond setae which resemble fur. They contain filamentous bacteria and help the creature to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal emissions where it lives.

Star-Nosed Mole

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Star-nosed mole is found in Eastern Canada and the North-Eastern United States. Usually it lives in wet lowland areas and eats aquatic insects and mollusks. It remains active in winter and can tunnel through the snow and swim in ice-covered streams.

Proboscis Monkey

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The proboscis monkey is also known as long-nosed monkey and prevalent in the South-East Asian island of Borneo. It is a reddish- brown monkey. It is also known as Bangkatan in Indonesian and Monyet Belanda in Malay.

Emperor Tamarin

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Emperor Tamarin lives in East Peru, North Bolivia and Southwest Amazon Basin. The specialty of this primate is its white moustache that extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. It is grey colored having yellowish speckles on its chest. It feeds on fruits and insects.

Angora rabbit

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Angora rabbit is a domestic rabbit. These rabbits were popular in 17th century with French royalty. Then they were spread to other parts of Europe and United States. It is popular for its long, soft and silky fur. At present there are many individual breeds of Angora rabbit such as English, Chinese, French, German, Giant, Satin and Swiss etc.

Pygmy Marmoset

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The Pygmy Marmoset is a monkey found in Western Brazil, Eastern Peru and Ecuador and South-Eastern Colombia. It is the smallest monkey having a body length of 14-16 cm excluding the tail. It feeds on fruits, leaves, insects and small reptiles.

Dumbo Octopus

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Grimpoteuthis or Dumbo Octopus lives at extreme depths ranging from 500 to 5,000 m depth in deep sea in Polar Regions. They have two protuberant ear-like fins, hence the name dumbo octopus. They feed on worms, copepods and crustaceans.

Suckerfooted Bat

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Sucker-footed Bat is found in humid woodlands of Madagascar. It has small suction cups on its wrists and ankles, hence the name.

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This new species of sucker-footed bat is discovered in Madagascar region. They live only in dry western forests of Madagascar. These animals have sticky suckers on their feet and thumbs.

Both these types of sucker-footed bat are endangered species.

Komondor Dog

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Komondor dog is a guardian dog. It originally originated from Hungary. It has long, thick coat with heaviest amount of fur. The size of male dogs is 28 inches and that of females is 27 inches. But many dogs are over 30 inches tall. Hence this became the larger common breeds of dog.

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  1. IcyCucky
    Posted August 30, 2008 at 6:26 am

    very strange animals! Great collection, valli

  2. nobert soloria bermosa
    Posted August 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

    nice list of unusual animals…

  3. claris
    Posted August 30, 2008 at 8:03 am

    strange animals, amazing

  4. Judy Sheldon
    Posted August 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Interesting collection. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Leo Reyes
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 1:39 am

    really unusual. nice article

  6. valli
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Icy, Nobert, Claris, Judy and Leo Reyes.

  7. Gerlaine
    Posted September 1, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Is the aye-aye looks like those lemmers from the cartoon movie Madagascar. Are they of the same family?

  8. Gerlaine
    Posted September 1, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Proboscis Monkey looks like someone that I know… no joke.

  9. Jannes
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    That monkey looks funny, are they all real?

  10. Joshua Miguel
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    this is a great article.

    Posted September 14, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Wow, interesting article! I’ve a similar article as yours too!


    Thanks and take care!

  12. valli
    Posted September 15, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Thanks everybody for reading and commenting.

  13. pimpin
    Posted October 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    good stuff

  14. blackgirl698
    Posted October 17, 2008 at 7:59 am

    ItS tERRiBlE … THERE ARE noRmAl AnImAlS …

  15. Sarah
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    This is so cool! I never knew there were so weird-looking animals!

  16. Robyn
    Posted January 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    i new there wear strange animal out their but wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Joanna
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Interesting to see the Komondor on here, it’s a fantastic breed of dog that seems to be having a real come-back of late. There is also another very similar hungarian breed of dog named the Puli which also sports the distinctive corded coat.

  18. angela&dara
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:17 am

    funny funny funny

  19. bugger picker 09
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

    i like buggers

  20. Mandy
    Posted February 25, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Very good

  21. eliott
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    the eye eye is nasty and ugly. i love the emporor tamarin i cant keep my eyes off of it.

  22. ajirah
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 8:23 am

    interestingggggggg..facts .i don’t bieleive it

  23. Jarrett The Great
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:16 am

    WOW some of the creatures are so creepy….I don’t belive that it really around!!!!!!!!

  24. anonymous
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 11:54 am

    those creatures are cool!

  25. april
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

    so weird dude freaky!

  26. Posted August 1, 2009 at 8:05 am

    God made them all unique…..just like He made us!!

  27. kostas
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 11:48 am

    nice list man..here is another one people with some other strange animals check it out !

  28. paige931
    Posted April 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    hey check out a bongo a fassa and blob fish their awsome

  29. Posted December 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    i think it is cute all of them the uglyer the animal the cuter it is

  30. Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

    it is really fascinating…

  31. Mad
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm


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