Bet you didn’t know these animals existed!

Star-Nosed Mole

Star-Nosed Mole

This small animal lives in eastern Canada and the north east of the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star-nosed_mole

Zebra Duiker

Zebra Duiker

This small dear like animal lives around the Ivory Coast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_duiker

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

This cute bird comes from the amazon surprisingly enough

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazonian_Royal_Flycatcher

Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara

The rabbit of South America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagonian_Mara

Raccoon Dog

Raccoon Dog

Raccoon Dog

Raccoon Dog

Completely unrelated to the Raccoon this canid is native to East Asia.   I for one certainly wish the Russians start breeding these to make them tame!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon_Dog

Lamprey

Lamprey

Lamprey

Lamprey

Like something out of an alien movie,  Lampreys are a jawless fish and have been around for around 300 million years! They can be found all over the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamprey

 

Tufted Deer

Tufted Deer

Native to China and Myanmar they missed the boat in not calling this the dracula or sabre toothed deer!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufted_Deer

Sunda Colugo

Sunda Colugo

Sometimes known as the Malayan flying lemur, this is neither a lemur and it certainly doesn’t fly!  Native to South East Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunda_colugo

 

Cyphonia Clavata

Cyphonia Clavata

This treehopper has grown an ant on its head so it can confuse predators!   Here’s a video of some cool Tree-hoppers from Costa Rica

The Maned Wolf

The Maned Wolf

The Maned Wolf

The Maned Wolf

Native to Central South America (Brazil,  northern Argentina, Bolvia and parts of Peru) This cute dog like creature looks a bit like a fox,  but its not that related!

Hear it roar!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maned_wolf

Snub-Nosed Monkey

Snub-Nosed Monkey

Living in many parts of Asia the snub-nosed monkey gets its name from the shape of its nose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snub-nosed_monkey

 

Yeti Crab

Yeti Crab

These deep sea crabs live at the bottom of the ocean near hydrothermal vents.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeti_Crab

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphin

This happy looking dolphin is closely releated to the killer whale and can be found around India and South east Asia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrawaddy_Dolphin

 

Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat

These naked rats are native to Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Mole_Rat

The Gerenuk

The Gerenuk

The Gerenuk is a long necked antelope that has a long neck like a giraffe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerenuk

 

The Fossa

The Fossa

The Fossa is native to Madagascar, Although it looks like a cat its actually unique like many Madagascan animals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossa_%28animal%29

 

Pink Fairy Armadillo

Pink Fairy Armadillo

This cute little Armadillo is native to Argentina and is very rare.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Fairy_Armadillo

 

The Dhole

The Dhole

Native to South Asia the Dhole is a member of the canid family.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhole

 

The Babirusa

The Babirusa

A member of the pig family.  This animal is native to some Indonesian Islands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babirusa

 

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