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22 Bizarre 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


Pink Fairy Armadillo - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Pink Fairy Armadillo - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: reddit | wikipedia

Aye-aye


Aye-aye - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Aye-aye - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: animalsadda.com

The Maned Wolf


The Maned Wolf - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: imgur

Tufted Deer


Tufted Deer - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: zoochat.com

Dumbo Octopus


Dumbo Octopus - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Dumbo Octopus - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: interactiveoceans.washington.edu

Patagonian Mara


Patagonian Mara - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: zoochat.com

Naked Mole Rat


Naked Mole Rat - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: extremelongevity.net

Irrawaddy Dolphin


Irrawaddy Dolphin - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: wwf.org | imgur

The Gerenuk


The Gerenuk - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
The Gerenuk - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: Michael Despines | imgur

Dugong


Dugong - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: webecoist

The Babirusa


The Babirusa - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: oregonzoo.org

Lamprey


Lamprey - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: forum.lowyat.net

The Fossa


The Fossa - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
The Fossa - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: en.academic.ru | imgur

Star-Nosed Mole


Star-Nosed Mole - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: synapsebristol.blogspot.com

Sunda Colugo


Sunda Colugo - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: identi.info

Zebra Duiker


Zebra Duiker - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: imgur

Yeti Crab


Yeti Crab - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: oceanleadership.org

Superb Bird of Paradise


Superb Bird of Paradise - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Superb Bird of Paradise - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: BBC Planet Earth | National Geographic

Blob Fish


Blob Fish - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Blob Fish - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: coloribus.com | monsterfishworld.com

Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle


Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: wwf.panda.org

Gobi Jerboa


Gobi Jerboa - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Gobi Jerboa - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: tgran | wildofanimals.blogspot.com

Japanese Spider Crab


Japanese Spider Crab - 22 Bizzarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist
Image credits: telegraph.co.uk


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