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The weird, The Beautiful and Exotic Animals in the world!

Updated on October 24, 2013

God's Beautiful Creatures:

List of amazing animals

Have you ever came across a rare and unusual animal that you've never seen before but captures your sight?

I took the time to make a list of those animals along with facts and a summery of these animals, I am a huge animal lover and even if the animal is exotic or just a house pet I love them. I believe each animal has a purpose in our world and we can learn so much from them. These animals I list some that are house pets and others that are exotic, are amazing to me. The wild animals although, should stay in the wild where they belong because they are wild; but we can admire them from a far.

You hear so much people taking animals away from their natural habitat and using them for their own desires and wants. I don't agree with that practice. It's sad when animals are ripped away from the only life they know. I only hope people can come to understand one day that those animals are only meant to live in the wild

I hope you enjoy my list, this is a list I made for fun and for those of you that read this list I hope you enjoy it and please comment at the bottom. Also take the quiz on the page after reading my article.

Bush Viper

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Main Facts About the Viper

  • Venom Type: Hemotoxic
  • Length: At Birth: 6-8 inches Adult: 18-30 inches
  • Range: Central Africa (Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo) From north to Southern Uganda and Northwestern Tanzania
  • Genus: Atheris
  • Family: Viperidae
  • Behavior: Arboreal
  • Habitat: Rainforest Far from Human activity
  • Reproduction: Mating in September-November, Birth to live young between March and April

Extra Facts

  • The female Viper is Larger then the male Viper
  • They eat Birds, Mammals and other reptiles
  • The Young are born with venom and are responsible for their own food
  • Their Growth is indeterminate, But as they grow older their growth slows down
  • Most vipers live about 10 to 20 years

Summary Facts

Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers found only in tropical subsaharan Africa, excluding southern Africa. Confined to rain forest areas, many members have isolated and fragmented distributions. In an interesting example of convergent evolution, they show many similarities to the arboreal pit vipers of Asia and South America. Ten species are currently recognized.


Youtube Video Of a Bush Viper

This is a video of a Bush viper, I found it online while doing some research on the snake. It's a simple video but you can see the markings of the bush viper, and see him in action. This is a beautiful snake with colors and unique characteristics.



"Zoe" Rare White Zebra

Fact sheet

  • She's not albino she has a rare condition called "Amelanosis"
  • There are only two other known cases for this condition in Zebra, and both were in captivity
  • Zoe was Born on September 16, 1998 and lives on a farm
  • She's extremely rare
  • Highly Social
  • She resides at a ranch called Three ring ranch
  • Her diet is strictly Vegetarian
  • She's Prone to sunburns

Summary

Like other Zebra's Zoe loves to play and is a herding animal she stays in a group and is very social. She has a family of Zebras on the farm she was raised at. She is a sweet Zebra that loves to play with her baby sister. At one point her mother wouldn't let Zoe near her little sister and it made Zoe very upset. The nights would be sad because she was in a different paddocks. Although they could see each other these animals are very social.

Zoe has some health problems but none that has surfaced just yet except for her having poor vision at night. She seems to be pretty healthy for the health problems she could face with her rare condition.

A video of Zoe

Panda Ant

Summary

Although the name is Panda Ant , it's actually a species of wasp. The females don't have wings which in turn make them look like ants. These species of Wasp are different then the others because they don't have queens, workers or drones.

They have and extremely painful stringer

The Sea Robin

Fun Facts

  • Is a bottom feeding Scorpaeniform fish
  • In the family of Trigliidae
  • They live in the depth of the ocean about 660ft
  • About 12 to 16 inches in length
  • They can inject a mild poison from their sharp spines from their gill pads

Summery

Isn't he beautiful with his unique colors and fins? This fish is a bottom dweller from the deep parts of the sea. When fishing for these fish, fishermen tend to use Mackeral because the fish seem to like this bate the most. They make a strange frog sound when caught. And if injected with the mild poison from these beautiful fish you will be in slight pain for a few days.

A short video of a sea robin

The Blue Dragon AKA Glaucus Atlanticus

The Fact sheet

  • This is a sea species of sea slug
  • And is closely related to Glaucus Marginatus
  • Feeds on other pelagic creatures of the sea
  • They have a very painful sting when handling these creatures, Built into its own tissue from the cnidarian
  • Grows up to 3 cm in length
  • Lives in warm waters like the tropics
  • Unable to be kept in captivity due to it's feeding habits

Summary

Like other sea creatures their reproduction organs are the same in male and female. After mating they both produce egg strings. While other nudibranchs mate with their right sides facing, these creatures mate with the ventral side facing.

With gas filled stomachs these sea swallows float to the surface, Because of the location of the gas sac the Blue dragons float on their back,

Giving the chance these creatures would resort to cannibalism. These will feed on the most venomous nematocysts to store for their own use. The venom is collected in specialized sacs, located on the feather like fins on their body. The more concentrated the venom, more powerful and deadly the sting can be.

A video of the Blue Dragon

The Goblin Shark

Fact sheet

  • Also known as a living fossil with a linage of 125 years ago
  • 10 to 13 feet in length when a grown adult
  • Lives in the depth of the sea about 330 feet deep
  • Hunts for fish near the sea floor
  • The live in the warmer part of the Atlantic ocean, such as Gulf of mexico, Suriname, French Guiana and southern Brazil in the west
  • These species aren't able to live in captivity,

Summary

Because of the varies of depth in different regions these sharks poss as no threat to humans. These are very Rare and mysterious creatures Only leaving clues to how deep they dwell. It seems that adults dwell deeper then the younger ones. They have been caught in depths as deep as 4300 feet deep and sometimes caught wandering in the inshore of 130 feet

Females have not been studied just yet. So the reproduction is unknown at this point

These are typically slow swimming sharks. The muscle blocks are weakly developed, and their fins are soft and small. These species of shark have a very slow and sluggish lifestyle. Although it's sight is less important then other functions because of its small optic tectum in the brain, these sharks have the ability to change the sizeof their pupils suggesting that they use their sight for some things

Rare footage of a goblin shark

Gharial

Fact sheet

  • Listed as critically endangered due to chronic long term and rapid short term declines
  • One of three crocodilians native to india
  • It is longer then other living crocodilians
  • The average adult size is 11 to 15 feet although the largest on record was 20 feet
  • They reside in rivers
  • They feed on fish and frogs because their jaws are to small for larger prey

Summary

We poss more of a threat to these creatures then they do to us. With the population declining to about 96%, The Indian government accorded protection for these creatures under the wildlife protection ACT in 1972, Their are only 200-300 breeding adults in the world.

Males mature at the age of 13, their mating cause consist of hissing and buzzing noises.Females let the males knows they are ready to mate by raising their snout. Mating usually occurs during the months of December and January.They nest in March and April. During the dry season in India. Females lay about 20 to 30 eggs in a hole 20 to 24 inches deep. After about 71 to 93 days or incubation these eggs are ready to hatch with the help of their mother.

During their youth however the mother must guard the young from predators such as the male Gharial's. Other females will help with the raising of the young.

Video of BBC on Gharial

Coconut Crab

Fact Sheet

  • They can weight up to 9.0 pounds
  • Growing about 3 feet and 3 inches in length
  • Species of hermit crab
  • Found on islands across the Indian ocean and some of the Pacific Ocean
  • The only species of the genus Birgus in relation to the hermit crab
  • Except as larvae Coconut crabs aren't able to swim
  • They eat fleshy fruits and occasionally organic materials

Summary

These Crabs can live for about 60 years.They have been reported to climb trees to crack coconuts although coconuts are not a specific part of their diet. One crab was reported killing and eating a Polynesian rat. They have been seen climbing up to 33 feet high to gather coconuts and cracking them on the ground with their strong claws.

During the day Coconut crabs stay hidden to reduce the water loss from the heat, their borrows contains fine yet strong fibers from the coconut husks in which they use as bedding. While resting in its burrow they coconut crab uses one of its claws to close the entrance to create a moist burrow for it's breathing organs.

Video of Coconut crab

The Camel Spider

Fact sheet

  • The diet of the camel is Carnivore
  • The average lifespan is less then a year in the wild
  • Average size is about 6 inches in length
  • Not deadly to humans although their bit is painful
  • Top speed of 10 miles an hour
  • They are dessert Dwelling creatures
  • They are not spiders but are members of the solpugids.

summary

Solifugae is an order of animals in the class Arachnida. They are known variously as camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders or solifuges. The order includes more than 1,000 described species in about 153 genera. Much like a spider, the body of a Solifugid has two tagmata: an opisthosoma (abdomen) behind the prosoma (that is, in effect, a combined head and thorax). At the front end, the prosoma bears two chelicerae that, in most species, are conspicuously large. The chelicerae serve as jaws and in many species also are used for stridulation. Unlike scorpions, solifugids do not have a third tagma that forms a "tail". Most species of Solifugae live in dry climates and feed opportunistically on ground-dwelling arthropods and other small animals. The largest species grow to a length of 12–15 cm (5–6 in), including legs. A number of urban legends exaggerate the size and speed of Solifugae, and their potential danger to humans, which is negligible.

a video on Camel Spider

The Tapir

Fact Sheet

  • Classified as endangered species
  • there closes relatives include horses and rhinos
  • They are about 7 feet long and 3 feet high
  • weigh about 300 to 700 pounds
  • The natural lifespan is 25 to 30 years
  • The female give birth to a single youngster after about 13 months
  • The females can give birth every two years
  • They live solitary lives
  • They are able to sink to the bottom of the riverbed and walk across it looking for soft vegetation
  • Tapirs are shy and rather avoid human communication unless they feel threaten on rare occasions they will attack

Summary

A tapir (/ˈteɪpər/ tay-pər or /təˈpɪər/ tə-peer) is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The four species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, Baird's tapir and the mountain tapir. All four are classified as endangered or vulnerable. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, including horses and rhinoceroses.

National Geographic on Tapirs

The Yetti Crab

Fact Sheet

  • Was discovered in 2005 in the south Pacific Ocean
  • Has strongly reduced eyes that lack and pigment, and is believed to be blind.
  • It is approx. 5.9 inches in length
  • It is also known as Kiwa Hirsuta
  • Living in depths of water deep as 7,200 feet
  • A distant relative to the hermit crab
  • Live near lava rocks under water near rocks

Summary

How these crabs fit into our ecosystem is still a mystery, researchers are still learning about this creature. So far researchers have only have the chance to research on one Yetti Crab. There is not much on these yetti crabs just yet, although researchers know that these crabs reside near hydrothermal vents of the Pacific-Atlantic Ridge,

Researchers hope to learn more about these crabs in the future.

A video of the yetti Crab

The Aye-Aye

Fact Sheet

  • Native to the Madagascar and the only known place it resides
  • It is the world's largest Nocturnal primate
  • Endangered species
  • Average lifespan is about 20 years
  • Weighs about 4 pounds
  • Head and body, 14 to 17 in (36 to 43 cm); Tail, 22 to 24 in (56 to 61 cm)
  • This creature is an omnivore

Summary

The reason for these creatures to be endangered is because people native to the land where they live believe these are a bad omen so when they see one of the Aye-Aye's they kill them on sight.

These animals are primates related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans. These creatures live in the rainforest residing in tree's and rarely if ever come down. They get their food supply from the trees they live on. Mainly the insects that live inside.They use their good hearing and a long thin index finger to find their prey.

They sleep in a ball like nest made of leaves and branches during the day. and hunt for food at night

National Geographic On Aye-Aye

The Manned Wolf

Fact Sheet

  • Lives in semi-open land, mainly grassland with bushes and trees spreed out
  • It is the on genus species of Chrysocyon (Meaning Large Fox)
  • An adult male stands about 26 to 42 inches from the shoulder; From head to body is 49 inches tall
  • weighs about 44 to 75,16 pounds
  • The tail measures from 11 to 18 inches in length
  • This wolf has a distinctive odor that gave his nickname "Skunk wolf"
  • Unlike other canids, the Manned wolf hunts alone
  • Mating season ranges from November to April
  • The females carry their young for about 60 to 65 days giving birth to between 2 to 6 pups
  • Their diet is medium sized prey

Summary

These creatures are very shy and flea if they feel threaten for the most part, so they poss as little to no threat to humans. Although Humans poss more of a threat because their habitat is becoming more threaten by humans because we cut down their homes to build ours and they are forced to find other places to go but end up getting hit by cars in the long run, Feral and domestic dogs attack them and spreed diseases to them.

Each pup is born to be able 16 oz and takes them about 1 year to mature, during in which the mother takes care of them and finds them food.

Both male and females use their urine to communicate with each other. Although they do not run in packs these wolfs with find food together during mating season and a monogamous pair, but once mating season is over they go their own way.,

BBC on the Manned wolf

The Irrawaddy Dolphin

Fact Sheet

  • Mostly closely related to the killer whale
  • Weighs about 290 pounds
  • 7.5 feet in length
  • Reaches sexual maturity at around 7 to nine years old
  • Mating occurs between December to June
  • Female carry's her young for about 14 months giving birth to a single calf
  • They can give birth every two to three years
  • They live for about 30 years
  • Lives in the ocean rather then the river like its nickname proclaims

Summary

These creatures like many other sea creatures poss as no threat to us, and like other se creatures we poss more of a threat to them. The fishermen catch these poor creatures for their own game. These are considered as critically endangered because of the fishing nets that the fishermen use. They get caught in the nets and drowned.

The calf's of the Irrawaddy dolphin are depended on their mother for about 2 years during in which they begin their weaning until they finally meet maturity. They are born to weigh in about 22 pounds.

They communicate through sounds of clicking and buzzing which indicate they use the echolocation method like the other whales and dolphins. They eat bony fish and fish eggs, They spit out water while spy-hopping and during their feeding, aparently to expel the water they ingest while herding fish.

They are not fast swimmers but it has been reported to swim about 20-25 km per hour. while being chased by a boat.

Training video

Pink Fairy Armadillo

Fact Sheet

  • This creature is nocturnal
  • He has the ability to dig a hole and bury himself completely in seconds when frightened
  • He's about 3.5 to 4.5 inches in length excluding his tail
  • Feeds on ants and ant larvae
  • This armadillo spends most of its time underground because he is a sand swimmer
  • This species was classified as Endangered as of 1996

With Nick Baker

The Fossa

Fact Sheet

  • Lives in the Madagascar
  • Closely related to the mongoose family
  • They are thought to have colonized the island about 18 to 20 million years ago
  • The Fossa is the largest Mammalian carnivore on the island and has been compared to the smaller Cougar
  • Head to body length is about 28 to 31 inches
  • weighs about 12 to 19 pounds
  • Found soley in the forest habitat
  • Hunts both day and night
  • Mating can last for several hours
  • Lifespan is about 20 years

Summary

Like most of our will life we poss more of a threat to them then they do to us due to habitat destruction. You don't see these cats in other parts of Madagascar to much they mostly stay in the humid parts of the forest.

The matting takes place on horizontal tree branches about 20 feet off the ground, these limbs have to be long enough and strong enough to support both of the Fossa's. This matting can last for several hours. When birthing occurs they can give birth to a litter of 2 to 6 with a mixture of sexes. After about 4.5 months weaning occurs and after about a year they are fully independent


A video of a Fossa

In conclusion

I will be making another hubpage of animals soon. I hope you enjoyed this one If you know of any strange animals that I didn't mention that are very rare and hardly heard of please let me know. and please comment on my hub and rate it if you like. I love animals and all these descriptions where researched and read about. I wrote the article on my own in my own words from the knowledge I've read. Thank you for your time in reading this :-)

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      Hailey 2 years ago

      this is weird and I'm scared cause of the coconut crab its as tall as me that scary

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      STAR 2 years ago

      Interesting and this is give more information about the exotic animal to me and my friends . These images are very helpful to my project. I like the panda ant. THANK YOU HUB.

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      Melissa A Smith 3 years ago from New York

      These are so cute, especially the yeti crab!

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      Avinesh Prahladi 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      These animals have always fascinated me. Though I am aware of most of the animals but this hub has made me aware of so many amazing animals.

      Thanks and Cheers !!!

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      The animals are amazing that you have presented here. The insects and crabs are too, I guess, but I cannot stand to look at them. Had to scroll past them fast as they are so bizarre. But the animals -- amazing. What a lot of work you put into this. Voting way up.

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      Lena Campbell 3 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you very much for commenting on my hub, I hope you've enjoyed my other hubs as well and their are more to come.

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      Samita Sharma 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      Nice hub! You have a lot of great info and it was fun to read. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      It is sad that so many of these wonderful creatures are endangered because of our callousness, greed and arrogance. This is an incredible hub, thank you for sharing.

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      These animals look like they come straight out of science fiction. The Coconut crab is particularly intimidating. Very informative hub, I learned a lot.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Well, I do like the fact that the irawaddy dolphin smiles...