Thursday, June 14, 2012

The World's weirdest animals

1. Angora Rabbit


The Angora rabbit is one of the oldest types of rabbit and hails from Ankara, Turkey. Appearing as veritable clouds with ears, they are distinguished by their intense amounts of fur and were once popular pets of 18th century French royalty.



2. The Star-Nosed Mole


The oddly shaped star-nosed mole is found in North America and is distinguished by its bizarre, fleshy nose. Used as feelers, the mole’s nose has twenty-two mobile, pink tentacles at the end of its snout that are extremely sensitive. To exacerbate an already unfortunate appearance, the mole sports scaled feet as well as a thick, furry and water-repellent tail used to store fat.



3. Long-Nosed Monkey


Another animal with an unfortunate schnoz is the long-nosed monkey. As the name suggests, these exotic creatures have extremely long noses that are believed to be the result of sexual selection. Long-nosed males around the world can delight in this fact: all is not lost if born with a large honker. Female monkeys marked the long nose as a preferable trait.




4. The Aye-Aye


The aye-aye is a rodent-like animal native to Madagascar. With squirrel-esque chompers and thin middle fingers, the aye-aye is quite adept at prying food out of trees and being oddly cute.



5. Pink Handfish


Finding swimming a bit too bourgeois, the pink handfish uses its fins to walk along the ocean floor rather than swimming like everyone else. The eerie species was discovered in Tasmania, Australia, but only four specimens have ever been identified.



6. Lowland Streaked Tenrec


If a bumblebee and a hedgehog mated, the lowland streaked tenrec would be its rather bizarre spawn. Found in Madagascar, these bristly creatures are covered in yellow and brown striped quills, which they use to attack their enemies.



2 comments:

  1. ma poso glukia borei na nai i maimouditsa me tin terastia muti! poso!

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