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20 Creatures that are seriously so bizarre looking it's almost unbelievable, but they're real check out the Mata Mata or glass frog

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13 - It’s ok to be different…
A species of white whale, the Narwhal whale of course has a most peculiar appendage – that being the extremely long tusk that comes from the left side of its upper jaw. They can reach lengths of 10 feet and weigh as much as 22 pounds. Some whales even have 2 of these tusks. Why they have these tusks has been heavily debated. It was believed to assist them piercing through ice, also suggested it was used for echolocation and more recently thought to be used to suggest male dominance and showmanship.

12 - Now you see me, now you don’t…
I think if I had to discover that the brown leaves I was walking through were actually these leaf-tailed gecko’s, I would be horrified. You find them in Madagascar, and some refer to it as the satanic leaf-tailed gecko. They’re very active at night time, eat tiny insects and are often sold as illegal pets.

11 - How do you say it?
When you see it written, you think it’s GeoDuck… but apparently, you pronounce it gooey duck – and it’s the most bizarre looking clam found off the coast of North America and Canada. Their shells can grow as wide as 20cm and their necks are really long too. Some specimens can weigh 15 pounds. They’re exported to Asia, and sold for around $30.00 a pound. It’s been said they can live for roughly 145 years!

10 - Mixed breed…
Meet the Okapi, which looks like one of the most confused animals ever. These animals are more closely linked to giraffes, which is surprising isn’t it You find them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and were first documented in 1901 by Ray Lankester.

9 - I see right through you…
This exquisite little frog is called a Glass frog, and they’re found in Mexico and South America. From the top they’re pretty normal looking, but turn them around and you’re in for a surprise. Their stomachs are see through! There are more than 100 species of glass frogs, and many people are now keeping them as pets.

8 - Nothing to see here…
If it’s good looks you’re after, you’re not going to find them in the Mata Mata. They look more like rocks than turtles, but these guys are pretty common in South America. They have large heads, which is covered by lots of skin. They can grow up to 20-inches and weight roughly 30-pounds. Their appearance is a huge help in camouflaging them and assisting them catching their prey.

7 - Be what you want to be…
How’s this for a great combination? The Orange tortoise spider is an extremely rare spider that is found in South America. Very little is known about this amazing looking spider.

6 - A face only a mother could love…
And aptly named, this is the Wrinkle-Faced Bat – and another animal found in South and Central America. They generally eat fruit – although they’re not classified as fruit bats. Chinese scientists have recently discovered that the extra wrinkly faces further assists these interesting bats with their sonar.

5 - Work of art…
It looks like a piece of intriguing contemporary art, but this is just a little nymph and it’s just one of thousands of types of plant hopper insects, and many of them are just as intriguing to look at. Their gorgeous designs are there to protect them from predators as well as other factors, and they’re found around the globe.

4 - Go with the flow…
This majestic beauty is the Blanket octopus, and for a rare moment in the animal kingdom – the female is more beautiful than the male. Females can grow up to 6-feet long, and have this webbing that billows out past them like a cape. Males do have them, but they are a few mere centimeters. During mating, a piece of the male’s arm breaks off and gets deposited into the female to deposit sperm. The cape is also used to make her appear much larger when she is threatened.

3 - You be the decider…
This image has cropped up on several sites featuring weird animals, but it seems no one can pin point it exactly. Some suggest that it’s a pig with a deformed face, whilst others have put it down to a baby hippo that is deformed. What do you think?

2 - Legs for miles…
This peculiar looking wolf called the Maned wolf and they’re not really wolves. When they’re on high alert, the hair on their necks stands up on edge, which is how it got the name maned wolf.


1 - Show off…
Isn’t this Purple Atelopus just incredible? It’s hard to believe that it’s actually real – but they form part of the Atelopus family, which are all very colourful. It’s hard to believe they were only recently discovered in 2007, being so bright and all. And of course you find them in South America.

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