11 Strange and Weird Animals That You Didn’t Know Exist

We might think that we’ve seen the world through, but there were still eye pooping wonders out there. New animal species are discovered every day, so there will be always some new surprises for us.

By the way, some of these strange animals might look cool or cute for some pet lovers, but they are actually endangered species. For instance, The Cute Mexican Walking Fish, Axolotl salamander is seriously threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and water pollution. Please do not purchase these endangered creatures by any chance.

The Mexican Walking Fish axolotl-mexican-walking-fish-101

The Adorable Mexican Walking Fish is seriously threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and water pollution.

Apart from their appearance, one of the coolest things about Mexican Walking Fish is their ability to regenerate most body parts.

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Red-lipped Batfish


An unusual looking fish from the Galapagos Islands. It belongs to the family Ogcocephalidae, whose members are commonly referred to as batfish.

Image credits:  Birgitte Wilms, National Geographic

The Panda Ant


The Panda Ant (Mutillidae) are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps whose wingless females resemble large and hairy ants found in Chile.  They are known for their painful stings. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration.

Image credits: Chris Lukhaup

The Pen..is Snake

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Uhm… yeah, call it whatever you like, it’s a peculiar eyeless animal called Atretochoana eiselti. It is a caecilian amphibian with a flat head and a fleshy dorsal fin on the body.

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 The Umbonia Spinosa


These thorny bugs are related to cicadas. They use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. The scientists still have many questions regard their strange appearance.

Image credits: Colin Hutton

Glaucus Atlanticus (Blue Dragon)

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This gorgeous creature is a is a species of blue sea slug (also known as the blue dragon). You could find it in warm waters of the oceans.

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The Pacu Fish

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The residents of Papua New Guinea call this fish a “ball cutter.” The local fishermen were really worried about the safety of their testicles when they had to get in the water!

Image credits: imgurevolvingcomplexityii

Indian Purple Frog


This bloated body and an unusually pointy snout frog only spends two weeks a year on the surface of earth, leaving the underground for mating. Yeah you hear me right….

Image credits: wikipedia.org

Thorny Lizard


This thorny lizard has a “fake” head, which he presents to his predators by dipping the real one.

Image credits: imgur 

Pink Fairy Armadillo

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Image credits: reddit

Dumbo Octopus

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Image credits: interactiveoceans.washington.edu


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