World’s Most Bizarre Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

Red Lipped Batfish

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There are nearly 1.4 million species of animals in the world, so even if you think you’ve seen or heard of them all, odds are, there are at least of few you’ve never run across, including the red-lipped batfish. Found in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, it looks as if its trying to compensate for its strange appearance by piling on the lipstick.

Saiga Antelope

Saiga Antelope

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This critically endangered antelope found only in the steppes of Russia’s northwest Precaspian region, has an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure that helps filter out dust kicked up by the herd.

Irawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphins

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These particularly unique yet adorable creatures are a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin which exists in small isolated populations around Southeast Asia.

Aye-Aye

Aye-Aye-4

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The island of Madagascar is the only place on earth you can find the Aye-Aye, a primate related to chimpanzees, apes and humans.

Atretochoana eiselti

penis snake

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Contrary to popular belief, this is not a penis snake, but a limbless amphibian known as a caecilian, considered to be one of the most extraordinary herpetological discoveries of the 20th-century.

Goblin Shark

goblin shark

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This frightening looking deep-sea shark is sometimes called a “living fossil,” as its ancestry dates back some 125 million years.

Gobi Jerboa

Desert Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus). Captivity.

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The Gobi Jerboa is a species of rodents found only in the deserts of China and Mongolia. These very bizarre animals have kangaroo-like hind legs that make it an amazing runner and jumper. The creatures can jump several feet both vertically and horizontally, though they’re only about the size of your fist.