After so much time on this earth, you would think that humans have found almost every strange species of animal. But to our surprise, new species are discovered every year! We think we know every animal that lives on this planet, but this short list is proof that there are several that can still surprise us. Take the maned wolf for example. Being the largest canid, this wolf from South America, the maned wolf looks more like a fox with long legs. It appears as if it has just walked out of a fairy tale and its red fur is sure to surprise any person who meets one.
You may be forgiven for thinking that you are looking at a hairless pig, but its horns are what sets it apart from its mammal cousins. This particular animal has a horn in the middle of its head that colad grow enough to pierce through both its skulls and brains. Don’t worry, it is easy to break off, but if they don’t do it in time, they can really hurt themselves.
The most domestic animal on this list can be seen in pet shops all around the world. It may look like an alien from another world, but some people prefer to have these little guys in their tanks instead of regular fish. It is a more exotic underwater animal to keep in a fishtank. Their little legs make them look like water dragons. They are only missing wings.
This herbivore from central Africa looks like a combination of two animals that shouldn’t exist. Being a long cousin of giraffes, half its body has stripes like a zebra that make it hard to find in the jungles where it lives. It is a threatened species, and maybe that is why it might be helpful that it has a great sense of smell and hearing.
Standing taller than any goat, the Markhor has a distinctive look that makes its horns grow looking like straight corkscrews. Thais animal stands majestically on top of high mountains in the Asian wilderness. It might look menacing but it is actually seen as a sign of good luck for anyone that comes across with one. But we must admit it still is a frightening image to come across.