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22 Strange 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

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The Maned Wolf

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Tufted Deer

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Dumbo Octopus

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Patagonian Mara

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Naked Mole Rat

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Irrawaddy Dolphin

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The Gerenuk

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The Babirusa

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The Fossa

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Star-Nosed Mole

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Sunda Colugo

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Zebra Duiker

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Yeti Crab

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Superb Bird of Paradise

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Blob Fish

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Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle

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Gobi Jerboa

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Japanese Spider Crab

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    • GuitarLots

      Our biodiversity is astonishing

    • Bonzo

      How many species have we lost the last 150 years? A lot, in fact nobody knows this huge number. 10 thousand?

      How many species have been EVOLUTED the last 150 years? None.

      Maybe the bible is right, in the beginning there was billions of species, now there is only 2 million species left.

      Nothing new evolutes by itself.

      • An Observer

        Evolute is a geometric term, and I’m having a hard time applying it to animals and the bible….

    • carsonking

      Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the show.

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