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22 Strange Animals That You Didn’t Know Existed

Here are 22 different animals that you have probably never even heard of before. Some of these are so amazing and interesting, while others seem to be some sort of design mistake. Either way they are all unique and beautiful.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

1. The Dhole is native to south and southeast Asia.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

2. The Babirusa is native to the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

3. Pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature that loves to burrow at only 4 inches long.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Fossa

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

4. The Fossa is a cat-like mammal native to Madagascar.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Gerenuk

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

5. The Gerenuk is a long-necked antelope found in South Africa.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

6. The naked mole rat is resistant to cancer and lives up to 28 years, which is unheard of for animals that small. Many people believe this is a vital key to our existence.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Irrawaddy Dolphin

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

7. The Irrawaddy Dolphin are native in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. It is closely related to the killer whale.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Markhor

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

8. Markhor, a large wooly goat found in Northeastern Afghanistan.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

9. Yeti Crab is a decapod living in the deepest, coldest parts of the ocean.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

10. The Snub-nosed monkey inhabits the mountains of Asia and lives in groups of 600 or more!

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Maned Wolf

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

11. The Maned Wolf is the largest canid in South America and the tallest of all wild canids.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

12. Southern Right Whale Dolphin is a small slender mammal found in the Southern Hemisphere and it has no dorsal fin.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Southern Red Muntjac

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

13. Southern Red Muntjac are found in south Asia. They are very territorial and can be quite fierce.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

14. Cyphonia Clavata is a treehopper that looks like it has an ant growing out of his head for defensive purposes.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

15. Sunda Colugo is also known as the flying lemur but doesn’t actually fly.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

16. Tufted Deer is a small deer from central China and is a very timid animal.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Lamprey

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

17. The Lamprey, a jawless fish living in coastal and fresh waters sucks the blood of its prey.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Raccoon Dog

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

18. The Raccoon Dog is also known as Tanuki and is indeginious to East Asia and loves climbing trees.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

19. The Patagonian Mara, is a very large rodent found deep in Argentina and is similar to a rabbit.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed
Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

20. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher, is found in the jungles of the Amazon basin and average about 6 and a half inches in length.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

21. The Zebra Duiker, is a small antelope found in the Ivory Coast and eat leaves and fruit.

22 Strange Animals That You Didn't Know Existed

22. The Star-Nosed Mole, is a small mole found in the low areas of Canada and the Northeastern U.S. It uses its crazy nose to feel its way around.

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Some of these animals I would love to have as a pet while others I think I would scream if I ever saw in person.

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