20+ Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

These strange animals show us the majesty of nature.

To date, about 1.5 million species have been formally described in the scientific literature, most of the insects. Currently, scientists have recently estimated that there are approximately 8.7 million species on Earth. We’ve rounded up some strange animals you probably didn’t know existed.

A male tufted capuchin monkey

To indicate their interest in reproducing, capuchins ‘flirt’ by raising and holding their eyebrows for long periods.

Tufted Capuchins have a prehensile tail that acts as a fifth limb when the capuchin travels through the trees. There are two tufted ‘horns’ above the eyes which gives them their other name, Tufted Capuchin.

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Googly-Eyed Squid

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Common Baron Caterpillar

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Leaf-Tailed Gecko

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Sea Slug

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Black Chicken

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Macropinna Microstoma

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Glaucus Atlanticus

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Fireworks Jellyfish

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Shoebill: Prehistoric Dinosaur Looking Bird Sounds Like A Machine Gun

Japanese Flying Squirrel

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Flying Dragon

Draco is a genus of agamid lizards that are also known as flying lizards, flying dragons or gliding lizards. These lizards are capable of gliding flight via membranes that may be extended to create wings (patagia), formed by an enlarged set of ribs. They are arboreal insectivores.

Flying Dragon