26 Amazing Animals That You Won’t Believe Actually Exist


Tufted Deer

This small species of deer is found in central China, and known for the tuft of dark hair on their foreheads. Funny, one would think they might be known for their huge Dracula fangs.

Pink Fairy Armadillo

 

With its shielded head and torso, this 4-inch nocturnal pink armadillo uses those crazy claws to basically swim through sand just below the surface.

Fossa

Like a small cougar, the fossa is the largest carnivorous mammal on the island of Madagascar. Their retractable claws allow them to climb up trees and just as easily run back down them head-first.

Gerenuk

This long-necked species of antelope, also called the Waller’s Gazelle, is found in East Africa. Their long legs and necks enable them to reach higher branches for food. They also make them incredibly (and awkwardly) cute.

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Only found in the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia, this dolphin is closely related to the killer whale. It’s also much, much cuter.

Markhor

This endangered wild goat is found in northeastern Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is Pakistan’s national animal. When they chew their cud, foam falls from their mouths and dries on the ground, which locals seek out and harvest for anti-venom purposes. Plus, his long beard makes this guy look super old and wise.

Snub-Nosed Monkey

The snub-nosed monkey lives in Asia in large groups of up to 600 members. They are known for their impressive vocal repertoire, calling out solo or in choral fashion. They’re also known for being so adorable that you just want to pinch their cheeks.

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Maned Wolf

This is the largest member of the dog family in South America. Not surprisingly, experts believe their long legs were an adaptation to the high grasses of their native habitat. They’re kind of like the runway models of the wolf world.

Sunda Colugo

This is also known as the Sunda flying lemur, but in actuality it doesn’t fly — it jumps and glides. It also isn’t actually a lemur. The Sunda Colugo lives in the trees of Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore and is active mainly at night. Can you believe those eyes? All the better to see you with…

Zebra Duiker

These small antelope are found in the lowland rainforests of Ivory Coast and other African countries. They feed on mostly leaves and fruit.

Star-Nosed Mole

These hamster-sized moles dwell in the wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. They use their pink, fleshy feelers (which contain 25,000 sensory receptors) as touch organs. They also use them to creep everyone out.

Raccoon Dog

These East Asian dogs, also known as Tanuki, are named for their resemblance to the raccoon. They’re not related, nor do they have those cute, tiny people-hands that raccoons have. Bummer.

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Amir Shirvani

Amir Shirvani

Executive Master Of Business Administration, interested in technology and health.he has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet.

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