And we’ve show you some odd animals before, but nothing compares to this! OMFG!
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1. Yoda Bat
Some say the wiseness of Yoda is unparalleled in the universe. Others say bats are just mice with wings and have the intelligence level of a rock. Now there’s a creepy animal that proves everyone wrong: meet the Yoda Bat. This tube-nosed bat was discovered in 2009 during an expedition to a remote mountain range in Papua New Guinea. The bat uses its creepy facial protuberance to locate delicious fruit.
2. Turtle Frog
The Turtle Frog of western Australia feeds on termites, digging through sand head-first — unusual for a frog but commonplace for a turtle.
3. Striped Hyena
This small hyena species roams the lands of North and East Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Though a nocturnal scavenger by trade, the Striped Hyena has been known to hunt small prey. Despite its nighttime-only activities, humans have insisted on interfering with the hyena population. Today, fewer than 10,000 Striped Hyenas exist, earning them the ‘threatened’ badge. We feel threatened just looking these photos. Makes our hair stand on end.
4. Marabou Stork
The Marabou Stork is absolutely huge – reaching heights of up to 5 feet, weight of up to 20 lbs. and a wingspan of up to 10 feet across – the largest span of any bird. This stork is also uncannily known as the Undertaker Bird – it wears a black cloak of feathers, the hair-like head feathers “become clotted with blood and other substances when the bird’s head was inside a large corpse.” To keep cool, it defecates on its legs and feet. That is some undertaking.
This large bird is called a shoebill because of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in the 19th century.
6. Indian Purple Frog
This gross-looking species of frog only spends two weeks out of the year on the surface of the Earth (which is probably why it looks the way it does).
7. The Blue Parrotfish
Found in the Atlantic Ocean, this bright blue fish spends 80% of its time searching for food.
This creepy cutie is the Tarsier. Want to take one home and pet it? Too bad for you. It would rather kill itself. Tarsiers have never been successful in captivity: when caged, they often injure and even commit suicide due to stress. Head-bashing against a hard surface is the preferred method.
Other than that, these nocturnal mammals populate the islands of southeast asia and feast on insects after stunning em’ with their long middle fingers. The third finger is so long, it’s the same length and its forearm. Even creepier, their eyes are fixed in their skulls so they can only look straight ahead. Good thing they can turn their necks 180 degrees.
This animal is neither Pig nor Rhinoceros nor Elephant – but it is most certainly creepy. Tapirs resemble pigs with four toes and a truncated elephant nose. Their prehensile proboscis serves them well – they’re able to reach foliage otherwise unattainable. These herbivores can be found in the jungles of South/Central America and Southeast Asia though you may encounter some difficulty – all 4 species are currently endangered.
10. The Bush Viper
This predator lives high up in the trees of tropical forests in Africa. It does most of its hunting at night. It may look adorable, but it’s deadly.
11. Venezuelan Poodle Moth
Yes, bugs can be adorable. This one was found in Venezuela in 2009, a new species. Scientists don’t know that much about the poodle moth, but they are learning more every day.
12. Mantis Shrimp
There are several species of mantis shrimp, but the rainbow variety is visually stunning. They’re also called “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and even “thumb splitters. This is a powerful predator located in tropical and sub-tropical waters, killing its prey with its powerful claws.
13. Umbonia Spinosa
These colorful thorn bugs are related to cicadas. They use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. No one is really sure why they look the way they do, but it’s most likely a form of camouflage.
14.. Lobster Moth Caterpillar
ewww, literally, eww!
15. Sea Pig
Scotoplanes live on deep ocean bottoms, specifically on the abyssal plain in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. They are deposit feeders and extract their food from deep sea mud.
This faux-zebra mammal is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Even though it looks like a zebra, it’s actually closely related to the giraffe.
17. Atretochoana Eiselti (a.k.a., the Penis Snake)
This suggestive-looking, eyeless animal is actually called Atretochoana eiselti. It is a large, presumably aquatic, caecilian amphibian with a broad, flat head and a fleshy dorsal fin on the body.
18. The Panda Ant
This bug, a Mutillidae, is part of a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names). These wasps have wingless females that resemble large, hairy ants. Panda Ants are found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.
19. Goblin Shark
These nightmarish sharks live in the ocean at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft). Adults are found deeper than juveniles. These scary sharks pose no threat to humans (but they will haunt your dreams).
20. Red-lipped Batfish
This creature is found on the Galapagos Islands. It’s not good at swimming, so it uses its fins to walk across the ocean floor… while looking fabulous.
21. Honeypot Ant
The Honeypot Ant is the perfect metaphor for how to survive in the post-consumer world: save and spend when needed.
22. Asian Sheepshead Wrasse
This fish swims the shallow waters around China, Japan and the Koreas while resembling a very old man. With bulging protrusions on its head and jaw, this is a face only a mother could love.