Bizarre Animals that You’ve Never Seen Before

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In this post, we will show you interesting animals that inhabit our planet, and you do not know about their existence. Exactly! These creatures are little known, but in NerdyToday we enrich your general knowledge, as well as ours. Time for something interesting!

Wrinkle-faced bat

Wrinkle-faced bat

This weirdo lives in and around Central America. It eats fruits, although it is not ranked within the fruit bats. Its abnormal forms of the skull help to eat a wide range of foods, unlike all the other bats.

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan poodle moth – this new type of moth was discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker near Gran Sabana, Venezuela. This moth probably belongs to the genus tunicates moths. They call him poodle, because he is very hairy. Something like Al Bundy of the moths.

The Thorny Devil

thorny devil

This is an Australian lizard. They also call him a mountain devil, thorny lizard, Moloch or ‘That what kills chickens’. I lied about the last one. Otherwise the dragon grows to 20 centimeters and can live up to 20 years.

Red-lipped batfish

red-lipped batfish

This fish was first seen around the Galapagos Islands at a depth of 30 meters, even more. The fish with interesting name is not a good swimmer. Generally it lives on the bottom and lures its prey with the bright color of its lips.

Maned wolf

maned wolf

It looks like a fox with big winter boots. It is a mammal and it can be found in Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, Bolivia and north of the Andes. Maned wolves are an endangered species.

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Lowland Streaked Tenrec

It lives in Madagascar. It is active 24 hours a day and eats worms and insects. The breeding period is from October to December. Female’s pregnancy lasts 58 days and she can give birth to 5 small prickly babies.

Purple frog 

purple frog

It lives in India.  This frog spends most of the year underground and only occurs within two weeks to mate. It eats only under the ground and mostly termites.

Goblin shark

goblin shark

Goblin means “evil spirit.” Goblin shark has a long flattened snout, which is filled with teeth like claws.  It is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old- according to Wikipedia.

Chinese giant salamander

It is the largest amphibious salamander in the world, which reaches 180 cm. Lives in China. It is believed that is threatened with extinction.  One of the reason is that according to the Chinese, it is edible. These poor creatures are a delicacy in China.

Blue parrotfish

the blue parrotfish

This funny fish reaches more than a meter. It has a large snout, which used to eat seaweed and other organisms from the rocks under the water. Their eggs are dressed in plankton until they hatch. They can be found in the western Atlantic from Maryland to Bermuda.

 

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