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Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Existed

Well there are literally billions of species on this planet, so it may be no surprise to you that there are probably some strange animals you didn’t know existed.

Red Lipped Batfish

First up is the red lipped batfish, which kind of looks like some sort of cheap hooker. Bright red lips and nostrils, this fish is actually a terrible swimmer and probably uses the red lips to seduce potential predators, perhaps. Totally cute and cuddly!

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Umbonia Spinosa

These strange looking creature is related to the Cicada family, and uses its its beak to pierce plant stems and drink the sap. Scientists are still puzzled by this strange creatures appearance.

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Humming Bird Hawk Moth

This moth looks alot like a humming bird, and even makes the same kind of sound.

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Glaucus Atlanticus – Blue Dragon

This strange looking creature is known as the Glaucus Atlanticus or the Blue dragon. Found in warmer waters, it floats to the top of the water because of its sac of gas located in the stomach.

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Mantis Shrimp

The mantis shrimp, also known as sea locusts are one of the most common predators in tropical waters. Not much is known about this creature as they are often elusive and spend most of their time in their burrows hidden away.

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Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Not much is yet known about this funny looking creature, it was discovered in Venezuela in 2009.

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Indian Purple Frog

Found in India (der..) this strange looking frog has a big fat bloated body and a strange pointed nose or snout. This funny looking frog spends most of its time underground, only leaving for a couple of weeks per year to mate.

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Shoebill

This large blue coloured bird looks to me a bit like the extinct dodo bird. This large bird gets it’s name from the shape of its beak, and was only known to western culture in the 19th century.

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Sea Pig

Well this is the seapig. A big blob of fat that lives on the bottom of the ocean and sifts through mud to find organic particles. Scotoplanes as they are known, live at depths of around 1000 meters, specifically on the abyssal plain in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. So cute and cuddly!

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The Thorny Dragon

This strange looking lizard has a fake head which it shows off to potential predators, using it as a decoy. I love its amazing thorns and colours, along with the bizarre look of the creature.

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