22 Strange 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 are some cool animals they haven’t heard of before.

But seriously now – out of 1,367,555 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, this number represents only 1% of all animal species that have ever lived! Not to mention the depths of our Oceans, where there’s probably even more weird-looking animals waiting to be discovered.

Scientists themselves keep observing new species every year and admit that modern science is not familiar with all of the strange animals existing today. This leaves room to such unique and even bizarre discoveries collected in this post! Inspired by Reddit, we put together a selection of such unheard-of creatures and weird animals as a Dumbo Octopus, Pink Fairy Armadillo, Star-Nosed Mole, and Aye-Aye.

The last one, Aye-Aye, deserves a paragraph of his own, not only because it’s a weird animal, but also of its unique foraging method, called percussive foraging.

That means that the Aye-Aye taps on wood to locate grubs by the sound of a hollow tree trunk, then gnaws the wood to make a hole from which then, using his elongated middle finger, he extracts out the grub and eats it. The other most known animal to forage this way is a woodpecker. In other words, Aye-Aye is probably one of the coolest animals there is.

Scroll down below to get acquainted with the strangest animals there is, and consider yourself warned as not all of them are super cute and fluffy!

Pink Fairy Armadillo

Aye-aye

The Maned Wolf

Tufted Deer

Dumbo Octopus

Patagonian Mara

Naked Mole Rat

Irrawaddy Dolphin

The Gerenuk

 

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