We’ve all heard of lions, bears and tigers but what about the freakier members of the animal kingdom? There are a lot of unusual animals in the world – some that you might not believe exist!
We’ve put together 12 freaky animals you might not have seen before. Warning, some are pretty freaky:
The babirusa also know as the hog-dear is a very unusual looking member of the pig family that lives on Indonesian islands. The horns will grow until the horns penetrate its own skull.
2. Pink Fairy Armadillo
As far as freaky animals go, the pink fairy armadillo is very possibly the cutest. This little animal is only around 3.5 to 4.5 inches long and has the ability to bury itself completely underground in just a manner of seconds.
3. The Gerenuk
Is it an antelope or a giraffe, this freaky animal is somewhere in-between. This species of gazelle is able to reach up and get food that other animals cannot.
3. Naked Mole Rat
Now the naked mole rat definitely looks like a freaky animal. Surprisingly this animal is resistant to cancer and lives up to 28 years old – which is very old for a mammal of this size.
This unusual crab has been nicknamed the yeti crab due to its white furry appearance.
6. Snub-nosed monkey
This freaky animal looks like he’s had some seriously bad cosmetic surgery. The snub-nosed monkey live in large groups of around 600 in mountain forests.
7. The Maned Wolf
This freaky animal is rather beautiful – kind of like a mix between a wolf, a fox and an antelope. The maned wolf comes from South America and it is the tallest of all wild canids.
8. Cyphonia Clavata
This insect is definitely a freaky animal – it even looks like there’s an ant coming out of its head. The cyphonia clavata uses this ant body as a disguise to hide itself from predators.
9. Tufted Deer
This little deer almost looks like a vampire with its fangs. It comes from central China where it tends to live by itself or in a pair.
This freaky animal is straight out of nightmares. The lamprey is a jawless fish which attaches itself to other fish in order to suck their blood.
11. Raccoon Dog
The tanuki is more commonly known as the raccoon dog due to its resemblance to a raccoon. The two species are not closely related though. The raccoon dog is native to East Asia and is known for it’s ability to climb trees.
12. Patagonian Mara
The patagonian mara is a freaky animal as it looks like a cross between a rabbit and a terrier dog. Found in Argentina, this large rodent has large muscular hind legs for effective running.