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Puzzles Brought By Confusing and Misleading Animal Names

Have you ever asked why an eggplant was named that way while it does not have an egg? This seemingly nonsense question is quite puzzling right? Aside from the plants, people too are among the creatures under the sun that have some of weirdest names ever thought of. The same thing is true with the animals. As a matter of fact, you will never think that a particular creature will be baptized with a name which never fits its look and features. Some of them are listed in the following enumeration. Check them out and see how you can match their names with the way they are.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog
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Flying Lemurs

One thing is clear. These forest primates are not lemurs. You heard that right. They are actually connected to primates. One more thing, they have no wings! So, why name them flying lemurs?

Fyling Lemurs
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Australian Shepherd

These dogs are not called that way because they originated from Australia but in Europe. Maybe, the reason why it called Australian Shepherd is because the breed resembles the features of an Australian Basque.

Australian Shepherd
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Red Panda

Yes, they are red but they are not Pandas! Therefore, it is somehow misleading. Instead, they are actually more like a racoon.

Red Panda
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Polecats

Neither poles nor cats can be traced in these animals. They have totally no relation with the kitties. You can find their similarities with the weasels.

Polecat
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