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6 Fascinating Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed

Apr 14, 2016 06:30 PM EDT
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The world of animals is so huge that we can't keep a track of all the animals we know exist. However, there are many animals about which we aren't aware. So, here is a list of a few strange animals that you probably did not know exists.

1. Blobfish

Blobfish live in deep waters in the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Though they are quite big like a blob, their density is lower than water and so they can float without having to swim.

2. Tufted Deer

The tufted deer is found in central China and northern Myanmar. The male tufted deer has a fang-like tooth which juts out of their mouth. They are called tufted deer because they have a tuft of black hair on their forehead.

3. Leaping Lesbian Lizard

The leaping lesbian lizard aka the Cnemidophorus uniparens is an American desert lizard. It is called leaping lesbian lizard because they reproduce in spite of them all being female.

4. Tarsier

Tarsiers have big eyes and long feet. Their eyes are so big that each of their eyeballs is around 16 mm in diameter. They have nocturnal habits and feed on birds and snakes. They are so efficient in catching their prey that they catch birds that are in motion as well.

5. Star-Nosed Mole

This is a very strange looking animal that has 22 fleshy appendages popping out of its nose. They are usually found in wet lowlands in Canada and northern U.S. These animals have a poor eyesight. However, they can catch their prey quite effectively with strong sensory receptors.

6. Red-lipped Batfish

This is a kind of fish that is found on the Galapagos islands at depths of 3 to 76 m . This fish is actually a pretty bad swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins to walk on the bottom of the ocean.

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