25 Of The Most Bizarre Animals You’ve Ever Heard Of Before
The world has more living creatures than most people know. In fact, the total number of species that we know is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands more out there whose names people still have not heard of, either because they are too hidden to be found or because their population is too small. Here is a list of 25 bizarre animals you probably have never heard of before:
20. Star-Nosed Mole
www.dailymail.co.uk This small mole is mainly found in the wet low areas of the northeastern part of the United States as well as eastern Canada. Some of its relatives are also found along the Atlantic coast and Georgia. It can be easily identified because of its 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages that surround its snout.
15. Tufted Deer
www.zoochat.com The tufted deer can be identified through the tuft of black hair on its forehead. It is also characterized by its fang-like canines. A close relative of the muntjac, this animal resides in the northeastern part of Myanmar and central part of China. It is not yet considered endangered, although it is now suffering from habitat loss overhunting.
10. Maned Wolf
www.wired.com The maned wolf is known as the largest canid in South America. Its physical features resemble those of a large fox with long fur. Mostly found in open habitats like grasslands, this animal are often seen scattered in the open spaces of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. IUCN has recently listed it under the “near threatened” class.
Crowed as the “Queen of Humbleness” in many ancient African tribal tales, the gerenuk is also known as the “Waller’s gazelle” and looks like a long necked species of antelope. This animal resides in the dry thorn bushes and deserts in eastern Ethiopia, Eastern Africa and other neighboring countries.
Read more: http://list25.com/25-of-the-most-bizarre-animals-youve-ever-heard-of-before/