The world is filled with exotic wildlife. There are many species that are less known to the general public and interesting to study. Today we present a fascinating list: 10 strange animals you didn’t know existed.
Here are 10 weird animals you’ve probably never heard of. Well look!
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to look like silk. This breed has a few more unusual qualities such as black skin, flesh and bones, blue earlobes and five toes on each foot, while most chickens only have four. They are often exhibited at poultry shows, and appear in a variety of colors.
9. Sunda (Flying Lemur)
It is not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, he glides, jumping between trees. It is strictly arboreal, active at night and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers and fruits. The Sunda Flying Lemur is a skilled climber, but is helpless when on the ground. It is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
8. Dhole (Red Wolf)
Dol, also called an Asian wild dog or Indian wild dog, is a canid species native to South and Southeast Asia. Dol is a highly social animal, living in large clans, which sometimes split into small flocks for hunting. He preys mainly on ungulates of medium size, wearying them in long pursuits, and kills them by gutting them. While dolas are fearful of humans, they are brave enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo and even tigers.
7. Markhor (Marhor)
Markhor is a large wild goat species found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This species is classified by IUCN as endangered because it has less than 2,500 mature individuals. Marhor is a national animal of Pakistan. According to folklore, marhor has the ability to kill a snake and eat it.
6. Snub-nosed Monkey
Among the amazing monkeys, snub-nosed monkeys are a group of Old World monkeys living in various parts of Asia. They get their name from the short stump of the nose on their round face, with the nostrils located forward. They have a relatively multicolored and long coat, especially on the shoulders and back. Moreover, they grow in length from 51 to 83 cm with a tail from 55 to 97 cm.
5. Raccoon Dog
The raccoon dog, or Tanuki, is a native of East Asia. One of the unique dogs, this is the only surviving species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is named because of its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon Lotor), with which it has no close relationship. They are very good climbers and regularly climb trees.
4. Maned Wolf (Maned Wolf)
The maned wolf is the largest cynologist in South America. It appears to be a red fox that mates with a deer to create a furry, pretty face with long slender legs, but it’s actually her own type of mammal. This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially in meadows with scattered shrubs and trees throughout South America. The maned wolf is the tallest of the wild dogs, and its long legs are most likely an adaptation to the tall grasslands of its native habitat.
Gerenuk, also known as Waller’s Gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope that lives in habitats with woody vegetation, especially dry, flat spiny shrubs and thickets. He avoids very dense forests and very open habitats. Founded in East Africa, Gerenuki have a relatively small head for their bodies, but their eyes and ears are proportionally large. Only males have horns and they also have a more muscular neck than females. Both sexes have a reddish brown coat with a lighter underbelly. They have short black tail tips.
2. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
The Amazonian royal flycatcher is a passerine bird of the family of predatory flycatchers. They are found in forests and woodlands throughout much of the Amazon Basin. According to BirdLife International, they tend to be found in low densities, but generally remain widespread and common. They are about 6 1/2 inches long and love to pop out of branches to catch flying insects or pull them out of leaves.
1. Zebra Duiker
Zebra duiker is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa. She has a golden or reddish brown color with characteristic zebra-like stripes, dark markings on their upper legs and reddish-brown muzzles. They grow up to 90 cm in length, 45 cm in height and 20 kg in weight. Their elongated horns are about 4.5 cm long in males and half that in females. They live in lowland rainforests and mainly feed on leaves and fruits. It is considered one of the strangest animals in the world.