These are some of the most unique animals on our planet.
10. Mexican Walking Fish
This alien looking salamander is currently threatened with extinction due to pollution and habitat destruction.
This six pound rodent resembles a tiny kangaroo, even though they are unrelated. Their large hind legs allow them to jump over 6.6ft in a single leap!
8. Giant Coconut Crab
This hermit crab is the largest land-dwelling arthropod in the world! They can live for more than 30 years and grow up to 3ft. long and 9 pounds.
7. Duck-Billed Platypus
This animal is considered a mammal even though it lays eggs, has a duck bill, otter feet, and a beaver tail!
6. Honduran Ghost Bat
These bats are only two and a half inches long! They weigh about five grams, or about two pennies.
5. Grey Faced Sengi
This shrew was just discovered in 2005. They are about twenty-five percent bigger than any other known sengi. They look like a cross between an ant eater and a normal shrew.
4. Striped Rabbit
The striped rabbit, also known as the Sumatran Striped Rabbit, has been reported sighted only three times since 1972. If you’ve seen one, your one in a billion!
All chameleons can change their skin color. Different species can change different colors including blue, pink, orange, brown, red, black, green, turquoise and yellow.
2. Thorny Devil
The shape of this lizard’s body helps collect water, which is then channeled to the mouth. It has a false head, behind its real head that helps ward off predators. It is also capable of changing colors depending on the temperature.
1. Philippine Tarsier
This tiny animal grows to about 4-6 inches in height! Their eyes can’t move in their sockets, so they can rotate their heads 180 degrees. Their thin naked tails are about twice the size of their body length, and are used for balance. For millions of years they have lived in rainforests worldwide, but currently they only exist on a few islands in the Philippines.