The armadillos' closest relatives are the anteaters and sloths - animals almost as strange as the armadillo. The largest and strangest looking bats are the flying foxes, of which some species have a wingspan of nearly 2 m (6 ft). Photo: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, video of a flying fish "flying" for an impressive 45 s, "Giant animals that are almost impossible to find", "Deadly pistol shrimp that stuns prey with sound as loud as Concorde found in UK waters", Most Dangerous Animals In The World - Top 10, Smartest Dog Breeds In The World - Top 10, Most Beautiful Cities, Towns And Villages In Norway - Top 7, Longest Jump With Snowmobile And Motorcycle, Gallium - The Metal That Melts In Your Hand, The Panoramic Windows Of The International Space Station. To jump out of the water they beat their tail really fast to gain speed, and they can then bounce on the surface with the help of their tail fin to continue the flight. The axolotl is critically endangered due to water pollution and introduction of non-native predatory fish. Updated September 27, 2019 5.3k votes 694 voters 205.9k views100 items. Flying fish have unusually large pectoral fins which allows them to jump out of the water and glide in the air when they need to escape predatory fish. The thorny lizard's top side is completely covered in hard spines that make it tough to swallow for predators. The axolotl is an aquatic salamander that exists only in waters in Mexico City. Pufferfish do this when threatened, and it makes it hard for predatory fish to swallow them. Narwhals live in the Arctic Ocean and grow to 5 m (16 ft) in length. It can grow to a length of 2 m (7 ft). The largest species of these giant woodlouses can grow to 75 cm (30 in) in length and weigh up to 1.7 kg (3.7 lb). The most awesome, dangerous, and weirdest animals ever. The handicap is compensated for by a spectacular nose, formed lika a star with 11 pairs of pink appendages. Read the post, then let me know in the comments which one amazed you the most (and if there are any animals I should add). Sure, that's an okapi! Basilisks are a genus of lizards that live in South and Central America, as well as introduced in Florida. The photo shows a lesser Egyptian jerboa, who like most jerboas live in very dry areas. The platypus is one of many weird animals living in Australia. It also has a large lump on its neck that it shows to predators to make them believe it's its head. Particularly the males have an appearance dominated by large hanging noses. But there are plenty of strange and unusual mammals out there! When they feel threatened they take off over the surface and run up to 5 m (5 yd) on just their hind legs before they sink down and start to swim instead. Basilisks can, thanks to their large feet and webbed toes, run on water! 100+ of the World’s Weirdest Plants and Animals Article by Urbanist , filed under Destinations & Sights in the Travel category WebEcoist has showcased some of the most strange and amazing plant and animal species in the world – highlighting the most beautiful, terrifying and mind-boggling sides of Mother Nature. The world's strangest crocodilian, the gharial or gavial, lives in Indian rivers and can grow to 6 m (20 ft) in length. Anglerfish are also notable for extreme sexual dimorphism seen in the suborder Ceratioidei, and sexual parasitism of male anglerfish. Flying fish are a family of fish living in the warm parts of Earth's oceans. The proposcis monkey's magnificent nose is thought to have evolved through sexual selection, that is, females prefer to mate with males with large noses. Read our list, and let me know which is your favorite! 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