A Few of the Strangest Animals in the World

There are some strange looking animals out there.

There are some really weird looking animals out there! I was surprised as to just how many there was. One of this writer’s favourite is the Duckbill Platypus. It appears to be a throw back from a wide variety of different species.

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The Platypus was first discovered in Europe by a Capt. John Hunter in 1798. The male Platypus has a spur that will releases venom that will kill small animals. It poison will not kill a human but it can incapacitate them.

The Yeti Crab is yet another interesting discovery.

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This creature is a new discovery and was discovered in 2005 by a group organized by Robert Vrijenhoek of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Monterey California. This is really a unique find and I’m sure more discoveries of this kind will be forth coming as we expand the research of our oceans in the years ahead.

This next one is called the “Aye Aye” its name is as strange as it is!

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It was thought to be extinct and then it was rediscovered in 1961. It’s world’s largest nocturnal primate. It is also on the worlds most endangered species list due to the fact its habitat is being destroyed.

The Proboscis Monkey is also a really strange primate. In 2006 Researchers discovered that less then 7000 are left in the world; they’re now also on the endangered list.

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It kind of reminds me of the actor Jimmy Durante and his favourite saying, Cha Cha Cha.

The Philippine Tarsier is a very strange looking creature but yet it is also believed to be forty five million years old and one of the oldest lands species to live in the Philippines.

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Its life span is believed to be only about 24 years out in the wild.

These are my five top picks for the Worlds Strangest Animals.

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9 Responses to “A Few of the Strangest Animals in the World”
  1. Mystical Whitewolf Says...

    On July 6, 2008 at 11:15 am

    These are indeed some of the strangest animals I have ever seen. I really like the youtube videos that shows the animals. WTG

  2. Kimberley Says...

    On July 6, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Great article! I love the pictures and videos that were added too.

  3. the quail Says...

    On July 6, 2008 at 11:56 am

    namaste whitewolf and Kimberley thankyou both for your warm comments; I feel that video will help in future articals as it brings to life even more that which you are writing about.

  4. Unofre Pili Says...

    On July 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    So strange animals indeed.

  5. desmonrock21 Says...

    On July 7, 2008 at 1:01 am

    wow! the Yeti crab looks like a spider, strange indeed!

  6. Rachel Faye Says...

    On July 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Oh my goodness! Great article with great photos and videos too!

  7. Mandi ♥ Says...

    On October 6, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    These Animals Are Very Intesesting! I Love The Platyapus!
    Very Intersesting :]

  8. Ibang klase Says...

    On August 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    wow I’m just a Grade 6 pupil

    and i discovered new things here in the world

    to the person/persons who uploaded this thank you very much

    good work guys keep working !!

  9. DV Says...

    On March 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    My favorite was that abominable snowman in the yeti crab video!

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