Ladies and gentlemen get acquainted with the amusing, distinctive and eye catching creatures which are crawling, swimming or walking on earth. Bizarre but true, the Top 10 Weird Animals do exist on our planet with creepy and eerie features and traits on them. To know in details about their flabbergasting body structures and distinctiveness, we present to you the Top 10 Weirdest Animals identified by animal experts and zoologist. These weird and freaky animals are very much true and preside with us on this planet. Go through the list and get acquainted to these scary animals, who might be living somewhere in your neighborhood.
Top Ten Weird Animals
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1. Blue Parrot Fish
Flaunting a vibrant blue colour and beak like Jaw, which was the reason this fish was nick named as the Blue Parrot Fish. It is mainly found in the shallow waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, living over the coral reefs. They devote most of their time in finding their food which includes small organism and algae they scratch off the rocks under the water. This shallow water fish have a constant blue colour all over its body with yellow spots over its head which fades with age. These fishes can grow up to 1.2 meters of length and have a very discreet nature.
2. The Pacu Fish
The omnivorous species, found in the South American fresh water, The Pacu, is seen as a close cousin of piranhas. The jaw line of this fish has much straighter and squarer teeth like humans, the only difference between Pacu and Piranha. This fresh water fish can reach a maximum height of 3 feet and weigh up to 55 pounds. This specie is mainly found in the deep waters of Amazon and Orinoco River. Very recently they have also been discovered in the Papua New Guinea riverine system also. They are very outrageous and vicious species of fish, which have been harming humans and other juvenile fishes of water.
3. The Saiga Antelope
With a distinctive face structure and stumpy legs on either side, the Saiga antelope, gains its position at number three in the list of top 10 strange animals. These antelopes are dated back to the times of Ice Age, found mainly at the foot hills of Carpathian Mountains and Mongolia. They can weigh on an average up to 90 pounds and can grow in maximum height of 0.8 meter. This specie of antelopes resides on the grasslands and steps of Eastern Europe and few regions of Central Asia. Many organisations are working towards conserving these species as they are on the verge of extinction.
4. The Bush Viper
This crawling devil is mostly found in the suburban African rain forests, far from the human habitats. The Bush Viper lives up on trees and target small birds, rodents, other snakes, frogs and lizards. Their whole body is covered with leaf shaped scales which make them distinct from other species of snakes. They have a lean, elongated and a little compacted body which allows them to climb trees easily.
5. Thorny Dragon
Thorny Dragon or Devil is mainly found in the scrublands and desserts of the central Australia. This Australian lizard can disguise its shades from dessert brown to darker brown, which depends on the weather. As the name speaks it is covered with spikes, which makes it look familiar to dragons. This specie of lizard can have thousands of ants in one day, which is the only food it consumes. Its unique and bewildering looks positions it at number five in the list of top ten most weird animals.
6. Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Hummingbird Hawk-Moth or Macroglossum Stellatarum is habitually found throughout the northern hemisphere from Portugal to Japan. This moth can only resist summers; it can rarely endure the winters of Alps or Europe. It can easily be spotted near bushes, gardens, woodland edges, parks, meadows or humming over flowers. One attention-grabbing idea which makes them very prominent is that, it is shockingly good at learning colors.
7. Shoe Bill
Shoe bill, a huge and stork bird, which derive its name from the prominent shoe shaped beak it carries. It dwells in the swampy and marshy areas of eastern Africa which include Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. This bird can grow up to a typical height that can range from 110 to 140cm and its wings measure 7 to 8ft in width. Anyone can recognize a Shoe Bill while it is flying mostly because of its huge beak and its colossal structure.
Okapi exhibits reddish dark hairs mounted on the back with horizontal black and white stripes covering all its four legs. This mammal resembles a lot like giraffe although it carries a much squatter neck line. Okapi’s are 6.2 to 8.2 feet taller and can stand on an average up to 1.5 to 2 meters high. These herbivores prefer to live their lives in the silent woods of Eastern Montane rainforests. It is covered all over with a velvety, oily fur coat which helps it to repel the rain water and keeps it dry. Okapi is an endangered mammal which faced habitation damage and plundering.
9. The Panda Ant
A Panda Ant found in the central coastline of Chile, are very fascinating as well as very aggressive. Because of its black and white features, these wasps were nick named after a Chinese gigantic animal, Panda. Don’t go by their looks they have the ability to give you an excruciating pain with its sting, which is toxic for your body. It belongs to the family of Velvet ants or Multillidae, also known as cow killer or cow ants.
10. Red-lipped Batfish
The exceptional and unusual looks of red lipped Batfish make it an equal contender in the list of strangest animals on the planet. These walking creeps are found mainly in the shallow waters near Galapagos Island and also the Cocos Island near the coat of Costa Rica. They are not good at swimming, rather are found at the bottom of the sea, walking with their pectoral fins.