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10 Most Unique Animals In The World

To be on Earth is the best gift ever to have happened to our lives. Our world is home to a variety of animals and unusual creatures like Axolotl, Blobfish, The Maned Wolf, Okapi. Scroll down and get to know the oddest animals there are, and get yourself cautioned that they aren’t as super cute and fluffy!

Most Unique Animals In The World

1. Axolotl

In various places across Mexico, the axolotl or “Mexican salamander” is often seen in lakes. Though they often spend their adult lives solely in the water, these little salamanders are amphibious. Axolotls survive on a diet of molluscs, worms, insect larvae, crustaceans, and some fish for up to 15 years. Pollution has been especially harmful to animals. Weak waste regulations and rising tourism in Mexico City mean that waste, chemicals, heavy metals and high levels of ammonia from waste treatment plants are blocking the canals where salamanders live. There is a large captive population of several thousand Axolotl in research laboratories around the world. These are the species or animals most people haven’t heard of.

Axolotl

2.Blobfish

A blobfish may be the ugliest animal you’ve ever seen. The blobfish has small eyes, a gelatinous appearance, a largemouth, and a relatively small body and fins to go with it. It lives in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand’s deep waters. The density of the blobfish is only slightly above that of water. The fish hunts mainly by simply floating along and allowing creatures to wander into their mouths, instead of wasting any energy.

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Blobfish

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3.Angora Rabbit

These cute, fluffy rabbits are one of the hairiest races of both wild and domestic rabbits. Their sources are unclear and never found, but the generally accepted hypothesis is that from Ankara (then known as Angora), Turkey, French sailors brought the rabbits back to Europe to manufacture the elegant shawls to wear in extremely cold conditions. For their thick, fluffy fur, Angora rabbits are usually bred, they are too loving and also great pets.

Angora Rabbit

4. Japanese spider crab

The Japanese spider crab is modelled after an insect because of its similarity. It has an orange body with white patches on its legs. It has a gentle, calm disposition, despite its ferocious appearance. Incapable of diving, they spend a maximum of their time digging. The people living in the area are omnivorous and food scavengers. They feed on shellfish and dead animals in their natural habitat. They can also eat algae, insects, molluscs and small fish with their strong pincers, grabbing and breaking up the meat. Their long legs allow them to move and track their prey very easily.

Japanese spider crab

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5.The maned wolf

The maned wolf derives its name from the characteristic mane on its neck that when it scents danger stands upright. The maned wolf is often found in the grasslands of southern, central-western, and south-eastern areas of Brazil. The greatest problem is habitat destruction and fragmentation, as grassland for pasture and growing crops are turned into farmland. Maned wolves are protected by law in most of their range and hunting is forbidden in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, but it is often difficult to execute these laws.

The maned wolf

6.Spiny bush viper

Spiny bush vipers are native to central Africa. They can be found in tropical regions such as rainforests. They are small reptiles, growing for males only up to 29 inches and for females only 23 inches. Spiny bush viper is a predator of an ambush. It uses its venomous fangs to eliminate the prey. They develop strong venom that leads to severe internal organs bleeding. The body of spiny bush vipers is covered with scales that are extensively keeled on a dorsal side of the body. These snakes are therefore also known as rough-scaled bush viper and hairy viper.

Spiny bush viper

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7.Glass frog

Glass frogs are quite an amazing species. Glass frogs show that transparency is exquisite and interesting. These frogs are found in Mexico, Central and South America’s rainforests. Because of their translucent (semi-transparent) skins, they are called glass frogs, mainly on the bottom of their body, which clearly shows their internal organs. Some of them are almost completely transparent that you can see their heart pumping blood through the arteries, livers, lungs and even eggs in the case of pregnant females. It is one of the most unique animals in the world.

Glass frog

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8.Goblin Shark

One of the creepier fish out there is Goblin shark! It has a long, broad snout lined with different sensory organs to help it sense the electrical fields in the warm and attack the prey. A goblin shark can even notice a small squid swimming in the deep sea. The animal move towards its prey. But the Goblin fish begins to dart away as the fish comes close. So the shark moves his jaw out of his mouth to upto three inches! Then the predator catches the squid between his jaws. The shark slips his jaw back into his mouth after scarfing down the food and swims off.

Goblin Shark

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9.Okapi

The okapi is an animal native to the Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo. Although okapis have stripes like zebras, they are closest to giraffes in fact. The okapi remains largely a mystery to the outside world because of their secret lifestyle. In the low light of the woodland understory, their dark striped coats create an almost flawless camouflage, and their acute hearing allows them to sense predators far away. Okapis browse through a diverse landscape diet. It is one of the most unique animals in the world.

Okapi

10.Liger

Liger, a male lion’s offspring and a female tiger. The liger is a zoo-bred breed, as is the tigon, which is the result of breeding a male tiger with a female lion. Because there are no lions and tigers in the same places, this is not something that occurs in the wild. Unfortunately, despite being bigger from both the lion and the tiger, both species do not live very long or are sterile. Although awesome and special, these species are not purely natural or sustainable.

Liger

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These are the 10 most unique animals in the world. Kindly share and do post yoir comments.

Written by Utsav Srinet

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