25 Most Weirdest Animals In The World You Need To Know
Today we will share with you the liveliest, popular species but weird.
Life is all about experiences, isn’t? And if you stay close to nature, you will better understand, feel and experience a lot more than you expect. Yes, you read that right! Nature has created some of the weird species in and around you that you aren’t yet aware of.
From weird, aggressive animals in the world to predators, most fragile, venomous small, tiny, loving, poisonous, scary, venomous, pungent, furry, hairless, underwater, aerial, every kind of species you will find around you, but it’s you who needs to come closer to nature. We are sure, you won’t regret to know about the popular but weird animals that we have on this beautiful blue planet.
Some of them that we will be discussing today are undoubtedly popular but taken into account their bizarre discoveries, one is simply astounded. There are over fourteen lakh species that exist on this planet, but to name them all would be impossible for you.
So, without wasting your time, let’s take you to nature’s journey by putting together a selection of such unheard-of creatures.
Here you go:
Weird Animal #1: The California condor
The first one hitting the top list is known to be the largest terrestrial bird of America called as California condor. Why it hits the list is because its wings spread up to 10 feet and are known to be one of the deadliest animals to human.
It can soar over 4 miles without flapping their beautiful wings. Its weirdness comes from being very biggest i.e. (up to 55 inches) and the heaviest (31 pounds).
Weird Animal #2: Umbrellabirds
The long-wattled Umbrella-Bird is a Columbia based bird that has weird feathers, which are long, dark black, and hangs out to nearly 18 inches when measured from the center of their chest. Another weirdness that they hold is that they inflate during the courtship to attract the opposite species.
The bird has been featured on the national geographic channel and is alleged to be an intelligent animal.
Weird Animal #3: Assassin Bug
The “Assassin Bug” is dangerous and weird species that looks like an alien from a different planet. It posses ninja-like techniques and surprisingly, it coats itself with ant-carcasses so that it can attack in disguise.
It is also called weird because it pierces its target with the venomous proboscis, cover its leg with tree sap to attach bees in the air.
Moreover, it’s also popular because of its clever and deadly moves.
Weird Animal #4: The regal moth,
The Regal Moth also knew the royal walnut moth is the prettiest butterfly having impressively vibrant colors. But when it is in its larval stage, it is called as Hickory Horned Devils. It looks like something out of a horror film.
It seems to be calm until provoked and ultimately turns green.
Having enormous black-don’t sting, it curls up into a j-shape during the day that is something too weird to watch out.
Weird Animal #5: The Bactrian camel
Have you ever seen a camel with two humps and squishy foot pads which looks like snow boots? We are talking about the Bactrian camel that is a breed of the camel that goes completely bald during the summer and hairy during winters.
Surprisingly, it is one of the most popular but nearly on the verge of getting extinct.
Weird Animal #6: Baird’s tapir
One of the weirdest animals that gives a look of like a mix of a pig, a rhino and a donkey, any guesses? It’s none other than Baird’s Tapir that is another endangered species of Central America.
Also called as a “Mountain cow”, it usually stays calm until provoked.
Weird Animal #7: Spotted lanternfly
Let’s move on to Lantern Fly, but hey, don’t take it for those ordinary glow worms. The flies have colorful spots on their wings and consist of a weirdest feature it mimics its eyes as a larger animal whenever attacked.
The weirdest fact associated with this bug is that if it flies and stings someone, the person has to have sex within a day else he will die! Funny and weird, isn’t? It is one of the most fragile animals that are not counted as a poisonous animal.
Weird Animal #8: The lowland streaked tenrec
The next in the list is our little friend – Lowland Streaked Tenrec. It has a blend of a cheeky-shrew, and a shelly-otter, with a simple 6-inch body, lengthy snout, and useless tail.
These spotted species are among a few mammals that are known for creating different sounds, a method more normally associated with insects and snakes.
It is a sneaky animal and not counted in the list of the most aggressive animals in the world.
Weird Animal #9: The Japanese spider crab
Named as a tall leg crab or the supermodel Japanese Spider Crabs, it can spread its leg up to 12 feet and it weighs above 43 pounds.
It is a slight brown-light-orange in color with small-cream spots along the legs. These crabs reportedly have a very gentle character in spite of their intimidating appearance.
Deadliest, venomous and a poisonous creature is what defines them.
Weird Animal #10: Scorpionfly
Have you ever imagined species that would live for 180 years with a long beak and be possessing the looks of a wasp and sting of a scorpion? It is Scorpionfly, species that is scavenger by nature.
The weirdest thing about this specie is that it makes horrifying noise and its stinger is the enlarged genitals.
It is a small but strongest animal, most fragile yet a dangerous one.
Weird Animal #11: The Quokka
A creature with the smallest population is often confused with a wild rat or a giant cat. This creature looks like a kangaroo as it measures approx. 25- 31 inches in length and weighs approx. 6-12 pounds. If you touch them by mistake be prepared to pay a penalty of USD 300. The creature in mention is the unique “Quokka”.
Weird Animal #12: The axolotl also known as Mexican walking fish
A strange creature “axolotl” is a species of the breed of the salamander whose larvae never undergoes the metamorphosis process. Hence, their adults remain gilled and aquatic. Their existence comes from the lake that underlies in the Mexico City and is used for research as their weirdest character to regenerate themselves is a mystery to the world. It is beautiful but a sneaky animal.
Weird Animal #13: The Platypus
One of the most popular creatures “Platypus” is a combination creature since it has the beak of a duck, feet of an otter, and venom in their feet. It lays eggs and has fur on them. I guess enough reason to be the weirdest creature of all. They are considered venomous and have been featured in the national geographic channel.
Weird Animal #14: The Saiga Antelope
Here comes “Saiga Antelope” that stands tall at 32 inches and are almost 150 pounds. It is one of the most popular species yet falls in the weirdest category because of their bloated shnoz which appears as if their nose has been merged with an elephant’s trunk but chipped in half the size. Otherwise, it is a very beautiful animal.
Weird Animal #15: The Aye-aye
Aye-Aye is a species that is known as the largest nocturnal breed. It has a furry face, rodent-teeth and weird fingers. They tap the tree to find their food, chews a tiny hole and using their slender finger pulls out soft wood to fill their tummy. They are considered the harbinger of evil and death. It’s sneaky in look, yet beautiful as a creature.
Weird Animal #16: The Caribbean white tent-making bat
Have you heard about the Honduran White Bat also known as GHOST bat? Well, this creature is just 1 inch and is found primarily in Central America. They cut leaves and fold them into a tent shape. They have 15 different varieties, are weird in shape, cute and beautiful creature.
Weird Animal #17: Dumbo Octopus
Dumbo octopuses pounce on prey and eat it whole. They get their name because of their ears, they are sometimes called winged octopus because their ears look like wings. They can grow up to 5 feet long that seems to be a weird fact about them. However, it is one of the intelligent water animals that are popular yet wide category creature.
Weird Animal #18: Cuttlefish or cuttles
Cuttlefish is a small, water animal and flattened squid that has fins running all around their body. They are weird because they are the sea chameleons. The best part about them is that they are able to change not only their color but their pattern as well within the fraction of seconds.
Weird Animal #19: Anglerfish
Angler Fish is a very dense and horrifying looking sea creature. It falls under the weird and popular category because of their inhospitable habitat and their distinctive nature of catching their prey. They are lonely, dangerous and with blob head and translucent teeth. They attack their prey in a very unique way. The angler on their head glows which attracts the prey and within microsecond leaves no opportunity for the prey to escape.
Weird Animal #20: Moles
The distinguishing stellar structure on the moles nose contains more than one lakh tender strengths which make it an intelligent creature yet a beautiful out of the creative world creatures. The creature’s skin is very sensitive and it depends on the snout for all purposes.
Weird Animal #21: Armadillos
The famous and most popular creature armadillo is really a weird looking creature. It appears bald have hairs on either side of their belly. An armadillo can feel their way around an area at night as the hairs touch objects.
Weird Animal #22: The water opossum, also known as the yapok
Water Opossum is found in Latin American countries. It is the only marsupial in this planet in which both male and female have a pouch. The weird fact is the male’s place their genitals in their pouch that helps them to swim better. Second weird fact is that if it keeps the young ones inside the pouch it is waterproof as the pouch is watertight.
Weird Animal #23: The pink fairy armadillo or pichiciego
This amazing Pink fairy armadillo is one of the cutest creatures which are not only beautiful but hard working. This is one of the tiniest of all armadillos and the weird fact is that it spends almost its entire life burrowing the soil, looking for tiny creatures and chews themes to fill its hunger.
Weird Animal #24: Pangolins
The most wanted animal –Pangolin, is popular as it is the most trafficked creature and has overlapping scales. Also, it has a sharp long tongue and the weird fact is that whenever it faces danger it curls up like a metal scally ball. Moreover, it loves to live in the burrows and is often sighted in hallowed animals.
Weird Animal #25: The blobfish
The last but not least is our Blobfish. The weird feature about this fish is its shape, has few muscles and lacks a swimming bladder. Its organs are filled with gas and this helps them to float in water. They are strangely pink and a larger version of bubble gum shape.
This was a brief about some of the weirdest creatures in the world. Hope you find this knowledgeable and interesting to read!