Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TWENTY || Unusual Animals You Didn't Know Existed

Most of you who have been following for a while probably know that I love animals; some, your standard house pets, others, not so much.I thought it might be fun to go hunting and find some more unusual animals that you might not know of. Some are pretty cute, and others, well, aren't so much!

1: Red-lipped Batfish

Scientific name Ogcocephalus darwini
Found: Around the Galapagos Islands and off Peru

2: Pink Fairy Armadillo

Scientific name: Chlamyphorus truncatus
Found: Argentina

3: Maned Wolf

Scientific name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
Found: South America

4: Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

Scientific name: Macroglossum stellatarum
 Found: Europe, Asia, Northern Africa

5: Tufted Deer

Scientific name: Elaphodus cephalophus
Found: China

6: Blue Glaucus

Scientific name: Glaucus atlanticus
Found: Coasts of South Africa, Europe, Australia, and Mozambique

7: Gerenuk

Scientific name: Litocranius walleri
Found: Africa

8: Bush Viper

Scientific Name: Atheris hispeda
Found: Africa

9: Babirusa

Scientific name: Babyrousa celebensis
Found: Sulawesi and other Indonesian islands

10: Irrawaddy Dolphin

Scientific name: Orcaella brevirostris
Found: Bay of Bengal & Southeast Asia

11: Lamprey

Scientific name: A lot :P
Found: Most countries

12: Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Scientific name: Hemicentetes semispinosus
Found: Madagascar

13: Saiga Antelope

Scientific name: Saiga tatarica
Found: Russia, Kazakhstan

14: Blue Parrotfish

Scientific name: Scarus coeruleus
Found: Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea

15: Zebra Duiker

Scientific name: Cephalophus zebra
Found: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leonne

16: Gobi Jerboa

Scientific name: Allactaga bullata
Found: China & Monqolia

17: Okapi

Scientific name: Okapia johnstoni
Found: Democratic Republic of the Congo

18: Kinkajou

Scientific name: Potos flavus
Found: Central and South America

19: Star-Nosed Mole

Scientific name: Condylura cristata
Found: Canada & United States

20: Markhor

Scientific name: Capra falconeri
Found: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Uzebekistan, Himalayas


  1. #5... The teeth on the deer!?!? :O
    The Blue Maucus looks like it could be a Pokemon lol
    And #20...that is a seriously out there mountain goat thing...imagine coming across it?

  2. Replies
    1. Ikr!!
      Haha :P I reckon the blue gaucus is pretty cute lol
      Yeah...that would have to be a bit freaky!