Our planet is full of living organisms which are very unusual to look at and unbelievable that they exist. But they actually do exist, most of them are just much unknown to people. These animals have not been found in most parts of the world because they have limit species.
Explorers have discovered these animals and birds while sometimes they were discovered by the sea divers and were later registered as a new discovery. Some of these bizarre animals have been mentioned below;
Southern Cassowary is a flightless bird, native in Australia. Cassowaries are huge; they can grow up to 6 feet tall and can weigh up to 190 pounds. They have this pretty blue colored neck while their eyes look a little too fierce. It lives in Australia’s Daintree National Park. They are known as the “world’s most dangerous bird” because of their sharp talons which they use to defend themselves to everything that gets too closed.
This cute little happy amphibian lives in small canals and lakes besides Mexico. Axolotls lived in thousands at one time, but now are reduced to some hundreds due to habitat loss. These amphibians can grow up to 18 inches. They have an ability to regrow their limbs if lost and have a set of external gills to breathe with.
This sparkly little Australian peacock spider was discovered in 2015 in the woodland forests of Wondul National Park, near Brisbane. This colorful little spider can grow up to only 5 millimeters. This species was discovered by a researcher from University of California named Madeline Girard.
Unlike other bats who eat insects and fruits, this one actually feeds on blood! This is why this species is called “vampire bats”. Only 3 species of these bats exist in the world. They are found in the tropical Mexico, South America and Central America. They have very sharp teeth, a blood-sucking tongue and an anticoagulant in their saliva, so when they locate an animal and attack it, their attack is so subtle that sometimes they just feast undetected.
This funny looking fish is found in the Galapagos Islands. This one is really bad at swimming so it has a pair of small feet like structures which help it get to places. It has a little protrusion on its head which helps it in attracting its prey since it cannot go after its prey.
This hideously scary fish can be a relic from the ancient age of dinosaurs! This creature dates back to more than 100 million years. It can grow up to 8 feet. It has very sharp teeth and surprisingly can breathe in air. They are very intimidating when looked at because of their size, their teeth and the way they look however; they are very peaceful creatures which live in the freshwaters of Rio Grande to the Missouri river.
Yeti Crab also known as the Kiwa Hirsuta is a crustacean which was discovered back in 2005 from the South Pacific Ocean. This crab has no eyes and has blonde silky hair on its body hence called yeti like the abominable snowman from the myth. This little guy can grow up to 15 centimeters and lives in the deep ocean.
This scary looking thing is a fish without a jaw. It has a funnel like structure and attaches itself to the host and sucks blood from different animals. It can even attack humans when starved badly. Lampreys are found in the freshwaters of the temperate regions. They were discovered in 1835 in Lake Ontario.
Blue Dragon (Glaucus Atlanticus)
Blue Dragons are very pretty-looking specie of shell less sea slugs. This species of sea slugs is pelagic because they swim upside down using the surface tension. They are carried away by the water waves and winds. Blue dragons are found off the coast of Europe, Mozambique, Peru, Eastern Australia and South Africa. They eat bigger venomous preys like Portuguese man-o-war and save their venomous cells inside their body so they can use these cells against predators.
This bird is one the most distinct birds on the entire planet. It has wings spanning up to 7 to 8 feet in width and can weigh above 20 pounds. These huge birds are found in the rainforests of the Central and South America. They hunt down and feed on large mammals like monkeys and sloths. This bird is also threatened due to its habitat loss. It can be seen in the Belize Zoo which is a sanctuary for the species native to that area and is an hour away from the Belize City.
Nature sometimes is bizarre and weird yet sometimes it is a treat for eyes, but overall it is beautiful. There is still so much more which needs to be explored and discovered on this planet. Let’s hope to see new discoveries every year. Happy exploring! 🙂
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