If we were to list all of the most unthinkable animal species that exist on this planet, thousands of articles and in-depth studies wouldn’t be enough. However, you should know that nature has given us species belonging to the animal kingdom that seems to come out of a book of fantastic stories or an extraordinary science fiction film. Seeing is believing it, and we’re pretty sure many didn’t even know these amazing animals lived on our own planet.
#1. The frogfish is so special that they change color to adapt to their surroundings
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#2. The narwhal ‘horn’ is not an artistic creation of Mother Nature, but a tusk that males use to attract females of the species.
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#3. The fierce harpy is so large that when viewed from a distance it could pass for a human in disguise!
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#4. The skate cubs look like two things: delicious cream cookies and tasty dumplings!
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#5. Here are two more examples of really cute cubs, here in the Sunshine Coast Aquarium in Australia.
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#6. The handfish is so called because it uses its pectoral and ventral fins to move around. There are only a hundred in the world
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#7. The Bobbit worm reaches a length of 3 meters and literally swallows its prey below the surface of the sand!
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#8. Be careful, this creature does not have multiple legs: it is only the young of this African jacana that take refuge between the mother’s feathers to feel safe!
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#9. The Knabstrup is characterized by its peculiar mottled coat that makes it look like a Dalmatian
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#10. This beautiful albino lioness is called Tula and lives in South Africa
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#11. The Australian podarge is one of the more elusive birds because its camouflage is very effective
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#12. The flying dragon is a lizard that uses its wings to quickly escape predators larger than itself, such as snakes.
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#13. The coconut crab is one of the most curious crustaceans that exist, and it is also one of the “sworn enemies” of insects that nest in trees!
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#14. The golden cetonia or “chafer of the roses” appears to have a translucent metallic armor to protect it from any danger.
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#15. We present to you the Phyllotropis Cingulata, one of the rarest beetles in the Amazon jungle
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Unreal in shape and color, they do exist, and they show how much Mother Nature has an imagination!