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Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:42am On May 01, 2020
If you think you have seen it all well think twice on this thread I will bring your attention to some weird creatures you never knew existed. Am not talking about extinct creatures. So please relax and follow me on this thread.

Please help me tag people who you think will be interested in topics like this.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:44am On May 01, 2020
Found on the Galapagos Islands, 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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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:47am On May 01, 2020
This rare shark is sometimes even called a “living fossil”, “is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old.” Goblin sharks inhabit around the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles. Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by cassidy1996(m): 9:48am On May 01, 2020
Nairalanders come see....

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:49am On May 01, 2020
The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by cassidy1996(m): 9:51am On May 01, 2020
kolaa007 continue...... lets see more

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:51am On May 01, 2020
This, uhm… peculiar eyeless animal is actually called Atretochoana eiselti. It is a large, presumably aquatic, caecilian amphibian with a broad, flat head and a fleshy dorsal fin on the body.

Tell Lala that this thread has snake also oooo

But a different kind of snake.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:54am On May 01, 2020
These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 9:57am On May 01, 2020
The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

It is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:00am On May 01, 2020
Lampreys are a type of jawless fish that live mostly in coastal and fresh waters whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth.

They attach themselves to fish and suck their blood. Lampreys have been around for nearly 300 millions years and their body structure has remained relatively unchanged.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:05am On May 01, 2020
For one it is resistant to cancer. They also live up to 28 years, which is unheard of in mammals of its size. It seemingly does not age much in those 28 years either. It remains “young, healthy and fully fertile for almost all its days, which for an elderly animal is equivalent to an 80-year-old woman having the biological make-up of someone 50 years younger.”

The naked mole rat is used in both cancer research and the study of aging. The naked mole rat could unlock the secrets to immortality…

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:08am On May 01, 2020
This odd-looking turtle lives in rivers and streams in Southeast Asia, where it spends 95% of its life motionless beneath sand or mud and only coming up for air twice a day. Why? Well, unlike other turtles who have hard shells for protection, these turtles have a rubbery layer of skin covering their ribs.

Still, the Cantor’s giant soft shell turtle has long claws and a bite that can cut through bone. Capable of growing up more than 4 feet in length, it is one of the largest living species of freshwater turtle.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:11am On May 01, 2020
Thorny devils or thorny dragons look like something straight out of Game of Thrones, but instead of breathing fire and snacking on wildlife for lunch, these benign creatures eat only ants.

A thorny dragon’s entire body is covered in tiny “spikes” which provide protection from predators. But get this: when water (like dew, rain drops, etc) collects in the grooves between those spikes, it gets pulled toward the dragon’s mouth via capillary action.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:13am On May 01, 2020
Speaking of dragons, this lizard from Southeast Asia is probably the closest we’ll come to flying dragons (although honestly, you never know!) It has small wing-like appendages that allow it to soar gracefully through the air over 30-ft distances. It turns out flight has quite a few advantages for this lizard — including quickly evade predators and showing off to potential mates.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by DanseMacabre(m): 10:17am On May 01, 2020
Hmmmm

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:18am On May 01, 2020
It looks like a cross between a horse and a zebra, but the okapi is actually closer to giraffes. Like it’s cousin, the okapi feeds on the leaves of tall trees using it’s long tongue and spreads it’s legs as it lowers its neck to drink water. It also has large sensitive ears that pick up the slightest sounds from far away.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:21am On May 01, 2020
You might be tempted to laugh at the size of this monkey’s nose, but it turns out that when it comes to wooing females: the bigger, the better. According to the National Geographic, the males’ ridiculously large noses “create an echo chamber that amplifies the monkey’s call, impressing females and intimidating rival males.”

Proboscis monkeys are some of Asia’s largest monkeys with adult males weighing up to 50 pounds. They love snacking and fruits and leaves, although they’ll eat insects occasionally.


At first I thought it was promiscuous monkey

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:24am On May 01, 2020
Pacu fish are closely related to the piranha, but unlike they’re man-eating, razor-toothed cousins however, pacus have human-like teeth, which they use to crack through nuts and seeds. A few years ago, stories of pacu biting of a man’s testicle were widely reported on the internet, but experts say such a thing is unlikely as the fish are vegetarian.

Although they are native to South America, they have been turning up all over the globe due to aquarium owners carelessly dumping them after they get to their max size of 10-12 inches.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:25am On May 01, 2020
Na wah oooo. No comments no quotes no like no share. And you are busy following the topic.encourage us now. Dont be stingy with likes and shares

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 10:28am On May 01, 2020
A couple things to know about these fish: they can survive on land for up to four days and they’re top level predators who eat frogs and other aquatic wildlife, in addition to other fish.

If that’s not enough to scare you, consider the sharp teeth lining their mouths and throats — which they are not afraid to use to protect their young. While they are native to Asia and Africa, they were illegally introduced to the United States, where they are an invasive species

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by Yustash001(m): 10:44am On May 01, 2020
Interesting....the pattern on Okapi looks cool
Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by Nobody: 10:56am On May 01, 2020
Girls when taking selfie grin

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by goodnewscliff(m): 10:57am On May 01, 2020
D monkey should be d cutest in d monkey familiar grin grin grin grin

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by chariisGRACE(m): 11:11am On May 01, 2020
Wow! nice one OP.
QUESTION
Evolution or Created
Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:22am On May 01, 2020
Not created ooo. This are real animals that exist.


chariisGRACE:
Wow! nice one OP.

QUESTION

Evolution
or
Created
Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:28am On May 01, 2020
Aye-Aye
Is it a Chupacabra? Is it a baby werewolf? No, it’s an Aye-Aye. This strange animal lives in Madagascar and is related to lemurs. Aye-ayes have large teeth, and their eyes are so big because they are nocturnal and need to see at night. Some people find them cute, and others find them hideous.

Me I dont find this animal cute at all

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:33am On May 01, 2020
Pink Fairy Armadillo


You may have seen a regular armadillo before, but you probably haven’t seen one like this. This species prefers to stay buried in dry dirt. When it rains, they come to the surface. They are the smallest type of armadillo and they have sharp claws that allow them to burrow into the dirt.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by Attamimi: 11:33am On May 01, 2020
Wow! Beautiful creatures

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:35am On May 01, 2020
Maned Wolf


This long-legged and skinny wolf can be found in South America. It’s the largest canine in South America, and it looks a lot like a fox. These wolves aren’t related to foxes, though. They might look scary, but they don’t attack humans. They eat fruits, vegetables, and small animals.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:37am On May 01, 2020
Tufted Deer


This deer might look a little scary with those long fangs, but it’s actually harmless. This species lives in China and is a close relative of the muntjac. The numbers are dwindling due to hunting and habitat loss.

China and weird things. Are 5 and 6

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:39am On May 01, 2020
Dumbo Octopus


This cute little guy is a dumbo octopus. It has large fins that look like elephant ears. These help it get around and are the reason for the name. These octopuses live in warm oceans and eat crustaceans, bivalves, worms, and copepods.

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Re: Weird Animals You Never Knew Existed In The World. by kolaa007(m): 11:42am On May 01, 2020
Patagonian Mara


This big rodent is exactly that, a big rodent. It is related to capybaras and looks similar to rabbits. These rodents can be found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina. They eat plants and spend long periods basking in the sun.

The way am looking at this animal he go make sense for peppersoup oooo. Just my thought. Or what do you think

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