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Mad Mad World...

There are some strange and unusual animals, unlike the Kiss wanna be panda group they are real. Many of these endangered species are not only weird but fascinating. A mad mad world indeed with many shocking and amazing animals to see- while others seem to be a flash from the past. Here are a few of the wonders of the animal kingdom put in the spotlight. Animal lover or not some of these are sure to raise a few eyebrows while others will leave you baffled as to if they really do exist. One of my favorites is the glass frog, what is yours?

[All information is accurate to the best of my knowledge.]

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(Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Home: Madagascar

Size: 3 kg (6.6 lb). Head and body length about 30 - 37 cm (12 - 15"). Tail is about 44 - 53 cm (17 - 21") long


The aye-aye was discovered by Pierre Sonnerat in 1780, it was brought to Paris by that traveler being the only one known until 1860. The Aye-aye is an amazingly weird combination of rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same niche as a woodpecker. It's an oddly elongated middle finger is used to pull grubs out of trees after having tapped on them and gnawed holes. It sort of resembles a goat, if you look past the rodent like features that is. The Aye-Aye is the world's largest nocturnal primate.



(Ambystoma mexicanum)

Home: Mexico

Size: 15-45 centimeters (5.9-18 in)

Discovered: Near Mexico City.

Awe look the Axolotl is smiling. Well considering that it is the most familiar of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders, it would smile-- being popular and all. It belongs to the Tiger Salamander complex. Since the Axolotl larvae fail to undergo metamorphosis the adults remain aquatic. They are science's aquatic lab rats since they regenerate most body parts much like starfish. Oddly enough they are common pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Japan (better known as Wooper Rooper when sold). Hmm I wonder could this lil guy get out of his tank and slap you awake? That would be one odd wake up service.



(Lipotes vexillifer)

Home: China (Yangtze River)

Size: Weight: 135 - 230 kg (300 - 510 lb). Length: up to 2.5 m (8.2').

Discovered: A fisherman discovered it in Dongting Lake not clear when.

The Baiji is better known as the river dolphin and usually found outside of china. The sheer lack of food supply has caused these mammals to become so rare. Basically they have starved out of existence. We just had to keep eating their fish didn't we? The reason that has caused these mammals to become so rare is the fact that they were competing for their food with us. There are rumors that this beautiful creature is extinct, but the search is on in hopes of finding one still alive.

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(Psychrolutes marcidus)

Home: In the deep out of reach waters of the coasts of Australia and Tasmania.

Size: 30.0 cm

Discovered: Discovered by McCulloch in 1926 .

This unique water dweller can be found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Places where the immense water pressure is dozens of times higher than at sea level. They have adapted to this harsh environment by being mainly a gelatinous mass that has a density less than water. Buoyant and floating just above the sea floor to slurp up what gooey nutritional goodness they can without really swimming anywhere. If there was a nomination for world's ugliest creature, poor guy will find himself as the 1st runner up.


Cantor's Giant Soft Shelled Turtle

(Pelochelys cantorii)

Home: India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Borneo, and western Java.

Size: Length: Up to 6 feet (about 2 meters). Weight: Over 100 lb (about 50 kg).

Discovered: Unclear

This very rare not so little guy is one of the most unusual looking animals on earth and certainly one of the oddest turtles in existence. Yet few people have seen it or know about it. The Cantor is not a sea turtle - it prefers to inhabit inland mostly to avoid predators. It lives close to streams and wetlands and is a native of Cambodia. It hides buried in sand with only its eyes peeking out. This species of turtles lacks the hard exterior but it makes up for it with it's fused ribs that form a protective layer to shield it's organs from harm.


Emperor Tamarin

(Saguinus imperator)

Home: Southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. Tropical rain forests.

Size: length of 24 to 26 cm, plus a 35 cm long tail. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g.

Discovered: Unclear - Discovered in 1907

The Emperor Tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. At first it was a joke but has actually become the official scientific name. Getting a monkey named after you as a jab and it being recorded for all of the world to know of? Now THAT would have been a killer April Fool's prank... that sticks!

It's distinguishing feature is it's white mustache that extends on both sides of the face beyond it's shoulders.


Goliath Bird Eating Spider

(Theraphosa blondi)

Home: Native to the rain forest regions of northern South America

Size: Up to a 10 inch (25.4 cm) leg span and can weigh over 120 grams (4.2 ounces).

Discovered: In the early 1900s in South American jungles It was named by explorers that sighted it eating a hummingbird hence where the name came from.

This is the largest spider on this planet which would give anyone the creeps. However, surprisingly enough it is not harmful to humans. It is said that if one bit you it would be no worse than if a bee stung you. Another incredible thing is that it doesn't actually eat birds. The explorers saw it eating a hummingbird and named it the Bird Eating Spider. Its menu consists of smaller things like bats, and bugs. Regardless of its dashing hansom and ever so fluffy looks that make you want to hug it (me being sarcastic) I still wouldn't go near this spider or any of it's cousins either.

Videos on some of these unusual creatures



(Rhynochetos jubatus)

Home: New Zealand Grand Terre, the largest island of the New Caledonia island group, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

Size: Approx. 22 inches (55 centimeters), weight of 1.5 to 2.5 pounds (24 to 40 ounces)

Discovered: Unclear

Despite its large wingspan this beautiful bird is not only rare but also is flightless. It is a forest-dweller, though its colors are oddly light. Very few remain and scientists know little about its preferences and habits. The Kagu possesses "nasal corns" that no other known bird species. Nasal corns are like nature's version of nose plugs. They supposedly cover the nostrils to prevent dirt and other debris from entering while it digs through the soil for bugs. For reasons unknown, the kagu also has one-third the red blood count of other birds. Scientists have had a difficult time classifying this rare and unusual bird.



Home: New Zealand

Size: about 40 cm (16 in) high and weigh about 2.8 kg (6.2 lb), the males about 2.2 kg (4.9 lb).

Discovered: The first kiwi specimen to be studied by Europeans was a kiwi skin brought to George Shaw by Captain Andrew Barclay, who was reported to have been given it by a sealer in Port Jackson (Sydney Harbor) around 1811.

No, I do not mean the fruit, rather the small flightless bird. Don't be fooled by its small fluffy appearance, our friend here is a violent temperamental fluff of feathers. It has whiskers that act much like a snake tongue. The sensitive whiskers help sniff out food and detect threats. Kiwis are also the only bird to have nostrils. Did you know the Kiwi has wings? They are there but they are very small and somewhat concealed by the fluffed up hair-like feathers it has. Kiwi pairs mate for life - as long as 30 years - but tend to have feisty relationships. Roles are reversed here, the "mommy" Kiwi goes and hunts while the "dad" stays and incubates their little ones- for an unheard-of 80 days, no less.


Komodo Dragon

(varanus Komodoensis)

Home: Some of Indonesia's islands, including Komodo

Size: 10 feet and 330 pounds

Discovered: Discovered by Western scientists in 1910

Threatened by both volcanoes and humans it is amazing that the Komodo Dragon dates back to the prehistoric times. This is probably one of the most fascinating endangered creatures I know of. It is the largest lizard in existence yet can't run fast for a very long time. What they lack in poor hearing and stamina they make up with sharp eyesight and stealth to hunt. It possesses serrated teeth and has nasty attack habits, preferring to jab at the feet or drag its prey along for a bit before sending their victim to the great beyond. Talk about playing with your food! If an animal somehow manages to get away either way it is a goner. Why? Thanks to the Komodo's specialized bacteria the poor thing will die within days because of infection. Komodos will eat anything, dead or alive. Including the young of their own species.


Leafy seadragon

(Phycodurus eques)

Home: Southern coast of Australia.

Size: 14 inches (35 centimeters) long.

Discovered: Unclear

Leafy seadragons resemble a piece of drifting seaweed as they float in the seaweed-filled water. The Leafy seadragon, with green, orange and gold hues along its body, is covered with leaf-like appendages, making it remarkably camouflaged. Only the fluttering of tiny fins or the moving of an independently swiveling eye, reveals its presence.

Like the seahorse, the male seadragon carries as many as 150-200 eggs for approximately eight weeks. Seadragons have no teeth or stomach and feed exclusively on mysidopsis shrimp. Known as "Australian seahorses" in Australia, they are found in calm, cold water that is approximately 50-54° F (10-12° C). Leafy seadragons have been protected by the South Australian government since 1982.



(Monodon monoceros)

Home:Canadian Arctic, Greenland waters, Norway (Svalbard), the United States (Alaska), and Russia.

Size: 3.8-5m (12.5-16.4 ft; excluding the tusk), Weight up to 1,600kg (3,528 lbs.).

Discovered: Unclear

Dubbed as the "Ice Unicorn" it's horn or tusk if you will... can reach up to an amazing length of 9 feet. The Narwhal is an Arctic species of cetacean. It is a creature rarely found south of latitude 70°N. It is one of two species of white whale in the Monodontidae family (the other is the beluga whale).

The English name narwhal is derived from the Dutch name narwal which in turn comes from the Danish narhval which is based on the Old Norse word nar, meaning "corpse." This is a reference to the animal's colour. The narwhal is also commonly known as the Moon Whale.


Proboscis Monkey

Nasalis larvatus

Home: Unclear

Size:72 cm (28 inches) in length, with an up to 75 cm tail, and weighing up to 24 kg (53 pounds). Females are up to 60 cm long, weighing up to 12 kg (26 lb).

Discovered: Unclear

Also known as Long-nosed Monkey is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey. It is the only species in monotypic genus Nasalis. As you can see from the photo the strange thing in this animal is the large nose.

The Proboscis Monkey also has a large belly, as a result of its diet. Its digestive system is divided into several parts, with distinctive gut flora, which help in digesting leaves. This digestive process releases a lot of gas, resulting in the monkey's "bloated" bellies. A side-effect of this unique digestive system is that it is unable to digest ripe fruit, unlike most other simians. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and leaves.


Pygmy Marmoset

(Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea)

Home: Western Amazonia, south of the rivers Caquetá and Solimões and west of the Rio Madeira. Tropical rainforest, prefers seasonally inundated and riverine forest.

Size: 3.9 oz (110 g), female weight: 4.3 oz (122 g); head and body length: 5.4-6 in (13.6-15.2 cm); tail length: 6.8-9 in (17.2-22.9 cm).

Discovered: Unclear - around 1993 by scientists

It is one of the smallest primates, it has a tawny coat, and a ringed tail that can be as long as its body. Their claws are specially adapted for climbing trees, a trait unique to the species. They feed on fruit, leaves, insects, and sometimes even small reptiles. Much of their diet, however, comes from tapping trees for sap. Since its small size, and its swift movements, it is very hard to observe in the wild.

TIn captivity, the Pygmy Marmoset can live up to 11 years.


Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

Home: China

Size: 55 cm long

Discovered: European scientists - Thomas Hardwicke introduced the red panda to Europeans in 1821

The Red Panda is a mostly herbivorous mammal, slightly larger than a domestic cat. The Red Panda has semi-retractile claws and, like the Giant Panda, has a "false thumb" which is really an extension of the wrist bone. Thick fur on the soles of the feet offers protection from cold and hides scent glands. The Red Panda is native to the Himalayas in Nepal and southern China. The word panda is derived from Nepalese word "ponya" which means bamboo and plants eating animals in Nepal.


Star-nosed Mole

(Condylura cristata)

Home: Eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States. Wet lowland areas. Diet: Small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs.

Size: 15 to 20 cm in length, weight about 55 g.

Discovered: Unclear

It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater. It is active day and night and remains active in winter, when it has been observed tunneling through the snow and swimming in ice-covered streams.

The Star-nosed Mole is covered in thick blackish brown water-repellent fur and has large scaled feet and a long thick tail. The mole's most distinctive feature is a circle of 22 mobile, pink, fleshy tentacles at the end of the snout. These are used to identify food by touch, such as worms, insects and crustaceans.




Home: Tropical east Africa, in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

Length: Avg. 1.2 m (4 ft) tall, 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs) and 2.33 m (7.7 ft) wingspan

Discovered: 19th century

The Shoebill, also known as Whalehead is a very large bird related to the storks. The bird was known to both ancient Egyptians and Arabs however. Egyptian images depicting it exist which gives us a clue as to how long these creatures have been around..

With an estimated population between 5000 - 8000 this massive bird has been classified as threatened. Our feathered friend here enjoys his meal on the go in the form of fish, frogs, reptiles (such as baby crocodiles), insects and small mammals.


Spring Hare AKA Spring Haas


Home: Semi-arid steppes and dry savannas of Kenya and Tanzania

Size: 7 inches long. Weight: About 7 or 8 pounds

Discovered: Unclear - earliest entries on this animal are in 1894.

The bizarre spring hare had taxonomists scratching their heads for years. It's been classified with jerboas (jumping rodents), squirrels and even porcupines. It's now classified on its own, and it resembles both a kangaroo and hare. It has specialized short limbs with claws for digging as well as flexible ear flaps that can be used to seal off the ear canal to protect against the elements and debris. It's also got a funny resting position that looks a lot like the yoga Dolphin post: it stretches its long hind legs forward and then rests its head and arms directly on the ground



Tarsius tarsier

Home: Indonesia (Sulawesi) in secondary and mangrove forests,and forest gardens.

Size: Head and body range from 10 to 15 cm,hind limbs are about twice as long (with the feet), tail from 20 to 25 cm long.

Discovered: Unclear - first seen around 1920

Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as their entire brain. Tarsiers also have very long hind limbs. In fact, their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, from which the animals get their name. Their fingers are also elongated, with the third finger being about the same length as the upper arm. Most of the digits have nails, but the second and third toes of the hind feet bear claws instead, which are used for grooming.


The Pinta Island Tortoise

Geochelone nigra abingdoni

Home: Galapagos Islands

Size: Approx. 90 kilograms

Discovered: December 1, 1971 by American snail biologist Joseph Vagvolgyi.

This tortoise is the rarest animal since there is only one believed to still be alive. They were thought to be extinct 30 years ago until a ranger happen to find one. There has been a search for a female tortoise so they can get the Pinta Island Tortoise back from the brink of extinction. There are several subspecies however of the same there seem to be no more. They were hunted for their meat and had their habitat nearly destroyed by goats that were introduced from the mainland.

June 24, 2012 Lonesome George the last known surviving Pinta Island Tortoise dies.


Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta

Home: South Pacific Ocean at a depth of 2,200 m (7,200 feet). Lives on hydrothermal vents.

Discovered: March 2005

Size: approximately 15 cm (6 inches)

It is so special it got it's own genus and class called Kiwaidae.

The lack of pigmentation in the eyes lead scientists to believe that the Yeti Crab might be blind. Those feathery pincers are not for show, rather they contain "filamentous bacteria". This bacteria is used for a process this crab uses called chemosynthesis. This is when it uses the bacteria on the feather-like hairs to detox the water from poisonous minerals. They are emitted by the hydrothermal vents where this crab lives. Hydrothermal vents are geysers on the seafloor that continually gush foThis process is known as chemosynthesis. Green algae and small shrimp are a part of its diet as well.


Glass Frog


Home: North (only in southern Mexico), Central, and South America (as far as southern Brazil and northern Argentina.

Size: 20 - 30 millimeters

Discovered: Unclear

This absolutely stunning amphibian is is endangered. Note the visible organs in this beautiful specimen. This would certainly end the need for classrooms to dissect frogs to see how organs work when you can simply LOOK at them working. Unfortunately, with tropical rainforests in Central and South America threatened the glass frog may go extinct sooner than later.


Dugong/Sea Cow

Dugong dugon

Home: 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific; he majority of Dugongs live in the northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay.



The Dugong is the only herbivore that is strictly marine. It is a cousin of the manatee and is closely related to the elephant. The dugong is unique in that it has a split (whale-like) tail and will "perch" underwater on its tail in order to keep its head above water. The dugong is thought to have inspired ancient myths about mermaids. The dugong is threatened by poachers who hunt the animal for its meat, oil, skin and bones. It is extremely endangered.


Giant Coconut Crab

(Birgus latro)

Size: 3 feet from head to tail, weighs up to 40 pounds.

It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware from houses and tents.

The coconut crab is a large land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. They eat coconuts for a living! It is armed with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts and can climb trees. However they tend to eat the coconuts that already have fallen down.

Tell about your favorite animal featured here or most hated...!

Don't forget to rate this lens please!

Which did you like the most? Which did you just plain hate?

akim-moses-1 on January 18, 2014:

i hated the Blobfish

suepogson on September 07, 2013:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It is so important that we keep reminding people of these beautiful, and mostly rare creatures. Sadly it seems that the Baiji really is gone for ever. What a tragedy. Have you seen any of the BBC wildlife programmes by David Attenborough? If not, look them up - I think you would love them. The books and TV/radio programmes 'Last Chance to See' (1st book by Douglas Adams) are also beautiful tributes to the endangered life around us.

anonymous on June 10, 2013:

Too pity that pictures too small

pepys on June 05, 2013:

I enjoyed every bit of it.

dudokdudok on June 03, 2013:

Really enjoyed going through your lens. We LOVE nature and animals. Most of those we've never heard of.

ismeedee on May 05, 2013:

Loved this!! Really fascinating! I love nature so I'd seen pics or vids of most of these animals before, but was still fun to read more about them!

LadyDuck on April 23, 2013:

There are so many strange animals in the world. Among those you mentioned in your lens my favorite is the Pygmy Marmoset, it's so cute.

Dan from CNY on April 09, 2013:

An interesting lens. Good job.

TanoCalvenoa on April 01, 2013:

I really like this lens. I love zoology.

Nadooa (author) on March 31, 2013:

@bames24 lm: I am terrified of any bug so that makes two of us :)

bames24 lm on March 30, 2013:

I think they are all wonderful... But I kind of really love the Tarsiers and the Baiji. I am terrified of big spiders though.

Nadooa (author) on March 26, 2013:

@Snakesmum: Yes, it is sad simply because they are (or were) a part of history that still lives and breaths. People care too much about the quick buck without a thought about what damage it results in :(

Snakesmum on March 24, 2013:

Saw on a TV documentary last night that Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island tortoise, had died. So sad when we lose a species.

WriterJanis2 on March 24, 2013:

You have some amazing pictures here.

MissMalaprop on March 24, 2013:

Some of these animals are the stuff of nightmares! Nature can be pretty amazing!

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on March 21, 2013:

Hi thanks for sharing all these wonderful, and strange animals. So Cool.

Takkhis on March 20, 2013:

Well written! Some of these animals were unknown to me!

anonymous on March 20, 2013:

Wow, its an awesome lens, never know this information before. Thanks for sharing :)

momsfunny on March 07, 2013:

I had a lot of oohhs and aahhs while reading this lens. Nicely done! I find the Aye-aye creepy!

anonymous on February 27, 2013:


anonymous on January 07, 2013:

EW!!!! That spider was gross! The leafy sea dragon was wicked cool though! :)

anonymous on December 28, 2012:

We liked the kagu the best!

anonymous on December 27, 2012:

The Kagu is from New Caledonia.

anonymous on December 11, 2012:


I feel so smart, I knew half of those animals already.

anonymous on December 10, 2012:

Joel sucks

anonymous on December 06, 2012:

The glass frog is sick!!!!

anonymous on December 05, 2012:

Cute tarsier!!! ^u^

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

Tarsias are f ing weird

anonymous on November 25, 2012:

hahaha love the tarsier so CUUUUTTTEEE !!!!!! :)

anonymous on November 25, 2012:

hahaha love the tarsier so CUUUUTTTEEE !!!!!! :)

anonymous on November 18, 2012:

@anonymous: retal i like the kagu

anonymous on November 12, 2012:


anonymous on November 11, 2012:


anonymous on November 07, 2012:

Wow, this is amazing!!! I love them all, they are so unique...but I love the glass frog the most!!!!

anonymous on November 06, 2012:

@anonymous: stupid

anonymous on November 06, 2012:

@anonymous: stupid

anonymous on November 06, 2012:


anonymous on November 03, 2012:

where is the platypus?

anonymous on November 02, 2012:

Spring Hare is mine....;)

anonymous on November 02, 2012:

Tarsiers arent from Indonesia. Theyr from the Philippines. Please correct that.

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

i want all of them for christmas

anonymous on October 23, 2012:

amazing and creepy

anonymous on October 11, 2012:

ornithorhynchus fuck this

anonymous on October 07, 2012:

aye aye favorite

anonymous on October 05, 2012:

eggy minge

anonymous on October 01, 2012:

I loved it all!

anonymous on October 01, 2012:

I loved it all!

anonymous on September 25, 2012:

wow amazing

anonymous on September 11, 2012:

i love the tarsiers there sooo cute

anonymous on September 07, 2012:

i like these un usual animals ther are many things and it helped for me in sciece

the star nosed mole is funny and i like the tarsiers it was awwwwwesome

anonymous on August 18, 2012:


anonymous on August 13, 2012:

I love how amazing the shoebill looked

anonymous on August 04, 2012:

But my absolute!!!!!!!!!! favorite is the... GLASS FROG! the pigmy marmoset is not that cute. the dugong is awesome. i HAAAAAAAAATTEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD the goliath bird eating spider!!!! AHHHH EWW!! but im in love with the glass frog! what's so gross?doctors see our organs!

anonymous on August 04, 2012:

OMG!! I loved the Dugong and the glass frog! But the aye aye freaked me out. Almost gave me nightmares :0 The glass frog is fascinating and the Dugong is AWESOME!!!

anonymous on July 14, 2012:

@anonymous: yeah looking nice one! that you na lovely pic :) ;) :) ;)

anonymous on July 14, 2012:

@anonymous: no! no! you like.....:) <3

anonymous on July 14, 2012:

@anonymous: i dont now

anonymous on July 12, 2012:

the proboscis monkey's nose is awesome

anonymous on July 12, 2012:

loved the coconut crab

anonymous on June 24, 2012:

i hated them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

@anonymous: but it is like impossible

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

@anonymous: me too

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

@anonymous: me too

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

@anonymous: what do u mean by that

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

pigmy marmoset is that i liked the most and hated giant coconut crab

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

i wish i could see them in front of my eyes

anonymous on May 25, 2012:

@anonymous: the dugong is actually not called the sea cow that's a common misconception it is actually the manatee the is know as the sea cow now but the actual real sea cow has been extinct for about the same time as the dodo bird.

anonymous on May 15, 2012:

the glass frog is so gross but the pigmy marmoset is the cutest

anonymous on May 15, 2012:

i love animals

anonymous on May 03, 2012:

sooo sad i want 2 c all of them

anonymous on April 05, 2012:

It is sooo disgusting to see the organs in that Glass Frog. Ewwwwww. I love the dugong, though. Is it also called the 'sea cow'? Thte red panda, pygmy marmoset, and shoebill are adorable too. I'm glad there is a lot of cool information on these unusual animals. Thank you for sharing this, and I hope you will post more.

anonymous on March 22, 2012:

The star nosed mole gives me the creeps... I like this site it's very interesting! :)

anonymous on February 29, 2012:

Loved the Komodo Dragon, almost as good as the dragonduck found on -

crstnblue on January 18, 2012:

Great job on chosen topic! : ) Thumbs up for you!

The funniest could be the Proboscis Monkey and the most ugly one, Star nosed Mole

anonymous on September 30, 2011:

@anonymous: oops wrong it dosent have big eyes hee i was thinking of some other animal but it is beaityiful

anonymous on September 30, 2011:

@anonymous: The blob fish only looks like that because it is taken out of the water the gravity pulls it down, and the aye-aye is very beautiful it needs those big eyes to see at night it is just cruel to say such mean things.

anonymous on September 30, 2011:

@BryanLSC: Excuse me but every animal is uniqye !!

What if soomone were to come up to you and say she is beautiful she is cute but he is plain ugly how would you feel !!

BryanLSC on August 08, 2011:

Great lens! Wonderful job for compiling them! My favourite has got to be the Komodo Dragon. They're shadows of the Dinosaurs (which I love) and they're plenty of others I love. Aye-aye and the blobfish are certainly the most disgusting animals on Earth! Yuck!

WondersNeverCease on July 29, 2011:

Fantastic lens. Thanks for raising awareness on the amazing biodiversity that makes our planet so fun to explore.

anonymous on July 26, 2011:

The TickleMe Plant is more like an animal then a plant. Now that they made it easy to grow in doors Im sure the TickleMe Plant will become one of kids favorite pets.

inkserotica on May 28, 2011:

A fluttering of ghostly angel wings have passed on by and sent blessings your way :)

pheonix76 from WNY on April 20, 2011:

I like the narwhal, kiwi, bird-eating spider, and shoebill stork the best. I love animals, so I can't say I hate any! :) This is a great lens, really like it.

Nadooa (author) on April 04, 2011:

@anonymous: I am happy you found my page useful for your class! Of course they pick the one that would make their parents go eeek to share lol

anonymous on April 03, 2011:

I teach UU sunday school to 6 & 7 year olds and I planned a lesson about unusual animals, as a way for them to understand & appreciate the different creatures of the world. I used several of these animals and the kids LOVED IT. When the parents came to pick them up, almost all of the kids wanted me to show them the blobfish!

anonymous on December 27, 2010:


anonymous on November 12, 2010:

this site is cool. ilike all the animals including the blob fish!

anonymous on October 08, 2010:

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! but cool also lol

anonymous on September 06, 2010:

i really enjoyed these unusual creatures from all over the globe. thanks for the information.

anonymous on June 02, 2010:

Wonderful Collection! Come and see some more strange animals at:

Delia on January 11, 2010:

5*....lens....oh I love the aye-aye, it's so ugly it's cute! great lens and info on some great animals...thanks for sharing.

Joan Hall from Los Angeles on November 07, 2009:

Hi! I'm adding this to my lensography of animal education lenses.

anonymous on September 25, 2009:

My favorite is the Axolotl, I love weird animals, great lens! I have a lens as well on weird living creatures. lens roll with my animal lenses & 5 stars!

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