So I heard you like animals and bizarre things…
Why not combine them and kill two ducks with one stone?
Check out these critters and see if you know some of them.
Where should we start?
– With a
The Northern grand hornbill
is an African bird found north of the equator. The male has a red throat pouch and the female has a blue throat pouch.
Lion’s mane jellyfish
Also known as hair jelly, officially Cyanea capillata, it is the biggest known species of jellyfish in the world. The largest recorded specimen washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870
- Apart from its frightening appearance, the Aye aye is famous for its unusual method of finding food. It taps on trees to find grubs, gnaws holes in the wood
Commonly known as sea pigs, these little deep sea animals live on ocean bottoms, typically at depths of over 0.6 miles 0.965 Kilometers.
The Glaucus atlanticus
Commonly known as the sea swallow, blue dragon or blue angel the Glaucus atlanticus, is actually a type of small-sized blue sea slug.
ferocious-looking fish can reach lengths of up to 39 inches 99.06 centimeters and weigh as much as 90 pounds 40Kg. Found in the tropical climate of Suriname
The Irrawaddy dolphin
is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphinSoutheast Asia. An Adult can exceed 290 pounds (131kg) and can reach lengths of of up to 7.5 feet (2.28m).
have powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. When kept in captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike!
are not ants but wasps These insects have a nasty sting that is excruciatingly painful. This is why they are also called cow-killers, since they are capable of knocking out animals
- Sometimes called a living fossil, the goblin shark is usually between 10 and 13 feet (1.58m) long when mature but since it lives at depths of 330 feet and more, it does not pose any danger. Kinda looks like a freaky plush toy doesn`t it?
is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. This little creature is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout.
- The flesh of the Blobfish is a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water. This allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming
The naked mole rat
also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. Their large, protruding teeth and sealed lips are used to dig while preventing soil from filling their mouths.
So that’s the end of part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.