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Weird and Scary Animals

Updated on December 26, 2010

Here you will find some of the most weird, scary, strange, exotic animals out there and to be honest some are the ugliest that I have ever seen, luckily most of them live in forests or deep sea waters and unless you want to go to this places to study them for some reason, you will probably never see them in person, for this reason you should have a good look at the pictures below.

Emperor Tamarin

Interestingly, the name of the monkey was just a nickname, which was a teasing for the German emperor Wilhelm II. But that was eventually incorporated into the monkey's scientific name. He lives in the jungles of Peru Bolivia and Brazil. It's a little monkey with a tail longer than his body.

White-Face Monkey

This is a scary one, the piercing eyes of this monkey impress everybody. Originally from Brazil.

Painted Tapir

This is not so strange. Tapir is a pachyderm, so is somehow connected to the elephant, but this Painted Tapir is very beautiful and exotic. The Indians tend to use these animals as pets when they are young.

Hagfish

This is a fish, no, it is not a snail. He is known as the most disgusting fish in the world. The Hagfish is beyond ugly, it secretes a slime to escape predators, and it feeds by making a hole in their food (fish or humans) with those sticky tooth. He moves when he creates a node and it can propel itself into the victim.

Star-Nose Mole

 The name says it all, this Mole is not just strange, it can smell his food even under water. Live in Canada and North of America.

Proboscis Monkey

 Also known simply by Long-Nose Monkey, this one is even a bit funny. The males have bigger noses than the females and they use it to attract them, the females have long noses too compared to other monkeys but not as long as the males. Originally from South-East Asia.

Pink-Fairy Armadillo

This is the smallest armadillo in the world, aproximatelly 90-115 mm (3.5-4.5 inches). Can bury itself in few seconds if frightened, originally from Argentina.

Axolotl

This is the name of a Mexican soft salamander. He can regenerate most of his body parts if amputated and because of this ability the salamander Axolotl is being studied in several centres of biotechnology research.

Aye-Aye

The Stranger (semi-Et), Aye-Aye is famous in the world of blogs as one of the strangest creatures in the world. He is considered a ill omen in Madagascar, its country of origin, and because of that it is among the most endangered.

Alpaca

This one is a mix of goat and giraffe with a long neck, they are natives of the Andes and descended of the wild Alpacas, related to the llama which is related to the Camels.

 

Tarsier

This is a nocturnal animal - which explains the giant eyes. He is a mammal that jumps through the trees in the darkness of the forest in search of catching snakes and insects The Tarsier is an animal complex due to its great weakness. He has this name because of the disproportionate size of the bones tarsier. In general people don’t know much about it since there are few in captivity. They often commit suicide due to stress in captivity.

Dumbo Octopus

It is an animal recently discovered in extreme depths of 3000-4000 meters . It got its name by the strange little ears on his head. It's cute and looks like a pokémon with those tiny tentacles.

Komondor Dog

It's a dog with dreadslocks. The Komondor, a Hungarian dog, is this rare animal. The dreadlocks are natural and occur due to the thickness of the hair in this animal.

Angora Rabbit

This is a normal rabbit just with too much fur. Originally from Turkey, this rabbit appeared around year 1700, and is a very docile animal.

Blobfish

Blobfish is an animal rarely seen because of their habitat which is nearly inaccessible to humans. He lives in profound depths of the coast of Australia and Tasmania. This fish lives in so deep areas that his body has adapted and the skin is like a jelly, he is the most similar fish to the jellyfish. The density of his body is slightly less than the water, has almost no muscle, swimming wherever the water brings. To compensate for this he has this big mouth that can eat any small fish that may cross his way.

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      Cecelia Kramer 

      5 years ago from Everywhere but mostly Cali

      Wow the variety of animals is pretty cool considering they adaptations are for whatever the environment they live in too bad humans don't do that. Now that would be scary.

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      Isabelle 

      6 years ago

      I think that these strange but somewhat cute animals are amazing u don't see those everyday!!:D!!

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      PaperNotes 

      7 years ago

      Wow these animals are really strange looking. For all we know there are other animals and living things that are yet to be discovered which are much more interesting that what we usually see now.

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      Deborah Demander 

      7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. These pictures are fantastic. Welcome to hubpages.

      Namaste.

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      Elayne 

      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Very interesting hub and the pictures are amazing. Your commentary is very informative and well written. Congrats on your nomination and good luck.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Amongst all these animals, the only one I have seen are the tarsiers since we have in Bohol, Philippines. The photographs are beautiful and I enjoyed learning all about this not the usual animals that I know. :)

      Your hub has been nominated on the Hubnuggets! Please check it now http://bit.ly/hv3VHi Be sure to read and vote!

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      Frieda Babbley 

      7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I like the tidbits of info you added with each picture. Some of 'em are just so darn cute! Poor bad-omen creature; such a shame it's so close to extinction.

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