Top 25 most unusual animals in the world

The variety of shapes, colors and sizes of creatures inhabiting our planet surpasses even the most imaginative imagination. We are pleased to present to you the most unusual animals of the world .Some of them look like characters of a fantastic film about Mars, others seem to have come from a different dimension, but they all live on Earth and are created by Mother Nature.


  • 25. Octopus Dumbo
  • 24. Darwin's baton
  • 23. Chinese water deer
  • 22. Starfish
  • 21. Ai-ai
  • 20. "Living stone"
  • 19. Fish pack
  • 18. Fish drop
  • 17.Eastern long-necked turtle
  • 16. Suriname pipa
  • 15. Crab-yeti
  • 14. Bearded
  • 13. Shchuchya sea dog
  • 12. Decorated wood snake
  • 11. North American team
  • 10. Striped tenrek
  • 9. Pink sea cucumber
  • 8. Rhinopithecines
  • 7. Praying mantis
  • 6. Panda-ant
  • 5. Leafworms4th gecko
  • 4. Gerenuk
  • 3. Chinese giant salamander
  • 2. Angora rabbit
  • 1. Shark goblin( it's also a shark-house)

25. Octopus Dumbo

Opens a hit parade of amazing creatures funny octopus. He lives at great depths( from one hundred to five thousand meters) and deals primarily with the search for crustaceans and vermiformes on the seabed. Its name, reminiscent of an elephant with large ears, the octopus received thanks to two fins of unusual shape.

24. Darwin's baton

Creatures from the family of the ungulate are found in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. They are terrible swimmers and instead learned to walk the ocean floor on their fins.

23. Chinese reindeer

This animal was nicknamed the "Vampire Deer" for its outstanding fangs, which are used in the battles for the territory.

22. Starfish

A small North American mole was named after a circle of 22 pink, fleshy tentacles at the end of the snout. They are used to identify starvation food( worms, insects and crustaceans) to the touch.

21. Ai-ai

In this photo - one of the most unusual animals of the world with the name "ay-ay" or "rukonozhka".This native of Madagascar is distinguished for its unique method of finding food;he knocks on the trees to find the larvae, and then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts an elongated middle finger to pull the prey.

20. "Living Stone"

Pyura Chilensis are living, breathing organisms that inhabit Chilean beaches. Their appearance allows them to avoid predators. It is interesting that these creatures have both male and female organs and can reproduce without the help of a partner.

19. Fish pack

Freshwater fish with human teeth are found in rivers in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, as well as in Papua New Guinea. The nightmare of local fishermen who are afraid to swim in the water because the pack is confused by the male testicles with nuts falling from the trees into the water.

18. Fish-drop

One of the most bizarre animals in the world. By the appearance of this creature, it can be said that it is an embodied discouragement. Inhabits the deep waters off the coast of Australia and Tasmania.

The fish-drop lives in the depths and its flesh is a gel-like mass with a density slightly less than that of water. This allows the "dull" creature to stay afloat.

17. Oriental long-necked tortoise

These turtles can be found all over Australia. Their remarkable necks can reach a length of up to 25 cm.

16. Suriname pipa

The leafy appearance of the Surinamese pipa is a natural protection against predators. These toads have a unique method of reproduction: the female swallows eggs, and the male simultaneously releases the sperm. The female dives down and the eggs fall on her back, into the cells, where they are, until the young pips do not come to be born.

15. Crab-Yeti

The "hairy" claws of this crustacean, inhabiting the depths of the South Pacific, contain many filamentous bacteria. They are needed to neutralize poisonous minerals from the water and, perhaps, serve their food as food.

14. The bearded

These beautiful birds live on Mount Everest, in the Himalayas and other mountainous regions in Europe and Asia. They were almost destroyed, because people feared that the bearded men would attack animals and children. Now there are only 10,000 left on Earth.

13. Shchuchya sea dog

Dwell in the waters off the west coast of America, can grow up to 30 cm in length and have eerily large mouths. Their pike-sized sea dogs show each other as if they are kissing. Who has more mouth, that's more important.

12. Decorated wood snake

A living nightmare of many people: a snake that climbs trees and then jumps down. Before jumping, the reptile winds up in a spiral, then it turns abruptly and throws itself into the air. In flight, it stretches and smoothly lands on the lower branch or other tree. Fortunately, people do not pay attention to volatile snakes, they are more interested in bats, frogs and rodents.

11. North American kakomicli

The homeland of this cute beast from the family of raccoons is the arid regions of North America. Kakomicoli is so easy to tame that the miners and settlers once held them as companions and gave the nickname "miner cat".

10. Striped tenore

Inhabits only the tropical forests of Madagascar. Tenrek is somewhat like a porcupine, and needles in the central part of the back can vibrate. With their help, animals locate each other.

9. Pink Sea Cucumber

Looks like a character in a science fiction movie, but in reality - a harmless creature. And more like a jellyfish than his fellow Holothurians. Around his red mouth are the tentacles, which dig out the edible mud from the bottom of the sea. From there, it enters the intestines of the being.

8. Rhinopithecines

The famous television broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough once observed that these amazing monkeys with a nose-stump and a blue "mask" around the eyes look like "elves."And you can, looking at them, say that "plastic surgery has gone too far."Rhinopithecines live in Asia, at altitudes of up to 4000 meters and are rarely found in humans.

7. Praying mantis

A colorful roto-legged or mantis shrimp spends most of its life hiding in burrows. Is able to pierce the walls of aquariums by moving at a speed of up to 80 km per hour. During mating games, mantis shrimps actively fluoresce, and the fluorescence wavelength corresponds to the wavelength that pigments can perceive in their eyes.

6. Panda-ant

Among the most unusual animals of the planet is a fluffy creature with a panda coloring. In fact, it is not an ant, but a wingless wasp that inhabits South America. She is very similar in appearance to an ant, but, unlike him, has a powerful sting.

5. Leaf-tailed gecko

The master of disguise is from Madagascar. Thanks to its tail in the form of a sheet, it can fit into the "interior" of the local jungle.

4. Gerenuk

It's hard to believe that this is a long-necked charmer - not a mini giraffe, but a real African gazelle. In order to reach the high branches, the herenuka lacks only the length of the neck. I have to get up on my hind legs.

3. Chinese giant salamander

It can grow up to 180 cm long and weigh up to 70 kg. If you are in China and see such a creature in the local pond, then you know, the water in this pond is very clean and cold.

2. Angora Bunny

Looks like the result of an experiment on crossing a snowman with a kitten. Angora rabbits were extremely popular in the 17th and 18th centuries among the European nobility. They were not eaten, but kept as a pet.

1. Shark goblin( aka shark-house)

The first number of our top 25 strange creatures is a rare shark, sometimes called a "living fossil."This is the only surviving member of the family of skapanorhine, which has a bloodline of about 125 million years. Shark goblins live around the world at depths of more than 100 m, so they are not dangerous for swimmers.