Wonderfully Weird Animals You Didn’t Know Existed

 The following article, “10 of the Weirdest looking animals you’ve never heard about!” was posted by Webmaster, Mar. 2, 2015 to http://www.yolodaily.com/

The Springhare
This little guy has stumped taxonomists everywhere. It’s been classified as a jumping rodent, squirrel and even porcupine before finally getting its own classification. They’re located primarily in Southwest Africa.

 “Mammals of the World: Springhare”

kiwiThe Kiwi
These are beautiful but strange animals. The kiwi is a flightless bird and its endemic to New Zealand. While these little guys are tiny and plump, they are actually extremely temperamental and violent, so admire from a distance!
“Kiwis: Saving The World’s Cutest Endangered Birds”

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The Solenodon
Solenodon actually means “slanted tooth.” These beautiful animals are certainly cute, but do not be fooled! They are capable of injecting lethal, rattlesnake-like poison through its teeth. It’s the only mammal with that ability.
“Mammals of the World: Cuban Solenodon”

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The Maned Wolf
These strange animals resemble a beautiful red fox, but in fact it’s in a completely different genus. The maned wolf can be found in South America and is known to be extremely shy! <a
“Feeding the Maned wolf – Nordens Ark”

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The Tapir
The tapir is listed as an endangered species and can weigh anywhere from 300-700 lbs. They have the unique ability to sink to the bottom of a river and search for vegetation.
“Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild 2011 – Tapir Conservation Segment”

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The Sea Robin
This bottom-feeding Scorpaeniform fish is colored beautifully and has unique fins that almost resemble wings! Fishermen lucky enough to have caught this fish describe a frog-like sound when they pull it up.
“Sea Robin Walking at Blue Heron Bridge”

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Kiwa Hirsuta (Yeti Crab)
This cute crustacean was just discovered in 2005 , in the South Pacific Ocean. It’s defined by its yellow or white furry arms.

New Species Discovered – The Yeti Crab

Colugo

Colugo
Located in Southeast Asia, these beautiful tree-gliding animals have flaps of skin between their limbs that allows them glide better than any other mammal!
I think this is the most fascinating video, “GIANT BAT MYSTERY SOLVED”


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The Fossa
Also endemic to Madagascar is the fossa, a beautiful carnivorous mammal akin to a cougar; however, its tail is about as long as its body. Despite its cat-like form, the fossa is actually more closely related to the mongoose.
“FOSSA – Amazing Predator”

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The Aye Aye
Only on the island of Madagascar will you find these cute little creatures. And believe it or not, these tiny, little mammals are related to the chimpanzee, apes and humans! They are known to spend their entire lives in the rainforest trees.
“World’s Creepiest Animal – The Aye Aye”

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