10 Real Photos Of The Weirdest And Rarest Animals In The World

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Human beings have the pleasure of being accompanied by a wide range of other animal species on this planet. Apart from us, there are thousands of unique creatures that exist among us and only a small handful of them are compatible with humans such as

  • Dogs,
  • Horses,
  • Cats.
 Other animals have been known to work well with humans such as elephants, pigs, and monkeys but in general, there are several animals that humans usually have to keep a distance from.

There are so many different animals on this world that some of them are considered rare. Have you ever seen a white turtle or a see-through frog? We’ve compiled a list of 28 animals that are some of the weirdest and rarest animals ever.

1. Blobfish: Imagine swimming along and coming face to face with one of these strange looking fish? Thankfully the likelihood of that happening is slim because these are deep-sea fish that float above the ocean floors off the coast of Australia and Tasmania. The strange appearance of their flesh comes from the fact that it’s made out of a gelatinous substance that’s a bit less dense than water. This allows the blobfish to float across the sea and take food as it moves along.

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2. The Echiura: Also known as the spoon worm, it burrows in the mud and makes tunnels which is where it got its nickname. Other animals can often be found living in the tunnels as well. 

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3. The Atlantic wolffish: If you thought piranhas were the only small sized fish with teeth to look out for, think again. Now you have wolffish to worry about! Nicknamed seawolf, devil fish, and wolf eel, this bottom feeder is actually not harmful to other fish at all. Their large jaws are used to eat hard shell creatures such as mollusks. Their diet helps control green crab and sea urchin populations. Unfortunately the wolffish population is rapidly decreasing due to over-fishing. It is considered an endangered species. 

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4. Leafy Seadragon: Found in the southern and western coasts of Australia, these marine fish belong to the Syngnathidae family alongside pipefish and seahorses. Their name derives from their leaf-life appearance which provides excellent camouflage underwater.

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5.  Aye-Aye: Only found in Madagascar, this rare animal may resemble a bat or a mouse but they are actually related to primates such as apes, chimpanzees, and even humans! Perhaps that’s why some people are disturbed by these big eyed and slender-fingered creatures.

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6. Albino Turtle: While there isn’t an actual species of white turtles, there are rare occasions when they are born albino resulting in a white color and pink flippers. One was found in Australia last year and according an expert at the Queensland Government’s Threatened Species Unit this finding was quite rare. Albino turtles only occurring at the rate of one in several hundreds of thousands of eggs.

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7. Liger: Some people may have thought that when Napoleon Dynamite said his favorite animal was a liger, he was making it up–but it turns out it’s a real animal! They currently only exist in captivity. They are a hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger.

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8. Tapir: Similar to the shape of a pig, this large herbivorous mammal is known for its snout. They are related to other animals with odd-toes that include donkeys, zebras, rhinos, and horses.

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9. Chinese Giant Salamander: Though it rarely reaches its largest size of 5.9 feet anymore, it is still known as the largest salamander in the world. They can be found in the streams and lakes of China and they were introduced to Japan. It is unfortunately an endangered species due too climate change, pollution, and loss of habitat.

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10. Giant Isopod: These freaky looking creatures are a great example of deep-sea gigantism similar to that of the giant squid. These giant isopods are significantly larger than the usual size (about 5 centimeters). The species is related to the woodlouse or pill bug and has the similar ability to curl into a ball to protect delicate areas.

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