Our planet is home to more than 8 million animal and plant species, and many of them are yet to be discovered despite ongoing biological studies. New species of birds, plants, fish, and insects are constantly being discovered, each with its own specific characteristics. Some of them are really extravagant and weird to the point of looking like beings from another planet! This is the case with the images of the animals that we are going to present to you, these species are so rare and special that it is difficult to imagine that they are really real!
#1. The King Fan Holder is a bird with a characteristic colorful head in the shape of a hammer.
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#2. This bony little fish that lives in the depths of the ocean has a transparent head!
#3. The hook ant is able to hold the prey and cut it with its hook on its back.
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#4. The red-lipped batfish don’t skimp on “makeup”!
#5. The peacock mantis shrimp is one of the most colorful creatures in the ocean.
#6. The galeopithecus is also mistakenly called the flying lemur, with which it actually has little in common.
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#7. The blue parrotfish has an amazing color!
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#8. The Appaloosa is a horse prized in the United States for its characteristic coat.
image credit: Avalon Appaloosas
#9. The Nile Shoebill is a large bird characterized by a strong beak in the shape of …. Shoe!
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#10. The Pink Armadillo is a tender animal that lives in Argentina and is on the verge of extinction!
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#11. This black lizard looks almost surreal!
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#12. The Giraffe Beetle owes its name to its long neck.
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#13. The bald Ouakari is a kind of monkey with a unique appearance, thanks to its red face.
#14. Umbonia spinosa is a species of insect that can camouflage and hunt predators due to its characteristic spiny shape.
#15. The covered octopus is so called because of its characteristic defense mechanism.
Which of these animals surprised you ? Have you ever had the chance to come into contact with such creatures ?