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Bizarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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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