Hope you are all having an amazing day so far as we are here to make it enormously interesting if not more amazing. How many of you like animals? We bet a lot of our readers are fond of animals, if not to the extent of keeping them as pets then at least to the point of visiting them at the zoo once in a while. This also leads us to the conclusion that most of you are aware of what a Zebra is, what Giraffe looks like, how different is a Tiger from a Cat, the more than accountable species of fishes and dogs and what not! But we are willing to bet a lot on the fact that the animals on this list here are completely unknown to you. Voila people, we bring to you a list of ten weird animals existed you didn’t know about. Some of them might gross you out and some of them might actually be quite adorable but most of all, they will be surprising. Read on to find out more.
10. The Panda Ant
The first creature, animal, wasp on our list of weird animals existed you didn’t know about is the Panda Ant. Now, just to be clear from the very start, this ant, which is a female wasp in reality, is known as an ant because of its wingless physique when compared to male wasps. The wingless physique makes it look like an ant and also, the pattern on its body which is prominently black and white like that of a Panda, is responsible for the tiny thing to be known as a Panda Ant. They are normally found in Chile and it is common knowledge that they have an exceptionally stingy sting!
9. Red Lipped Bat Fish
Next up we have a very sassy looking pouting fish on our list of weird animals existed you didn’t know about. This sassy fish is known as the red lipped Bat Fish or Galapagos Batfish for the simple fact that it has pure red lips like that of Marilyn Monroe (pun intended) and the shape of a flat bat! And in the words of Samantha from the show Sex and the City, the fish is fabulous. It literally knows how to carry itself because it uses its fins to strut on the sea bead since it does not how to swim.
8. Mantis Shrimp
Next up on our list of weird animals existed you didn’t know about we have the Mantis Shrimp, a sea creature located in sub-tropical and tropical areas and known to be a vicious predator. You guys might be aware of some of the many types of the Mantis Shrimp which is also known as “prawn killers” or “sea locusts” but the rainbow colored ones are quite literally eye candy. Despite its ferocious antics, the little things are literally a sight for sore eyes as can be seen in the attached picture.
7. A Poodle Moth
So who amongst you is scared to death of all flying insects especially bugs and moths? You might be pleasantly surprised to know that in the year 2009, in Venezuela, a new species of moths were discovered known as the Poodle Moth or sometimes also as the Venezuelan Poodle Moth. Isn’t it the cutest little thing you have ever laid eyes upon?
6. Glaucus Atlanticus
Take a look at this tiny little thing as our next entry on the list of weird animals exist you didn’t know. Can you believe that this tiny thing is also known as the blue dragon because of the shape of its physique which is startlingly similar to that of a real dragon and obviously, its blue color. Glaucus Atlanticus is from the family of slugs but here is the most interesting part, this little animal can glide on the surface of water because it has a small gas sac attached to it, a gift from nature we believe! Isn’t it just amazing?
5. The Bush Viper
Next up on our list of weird animals existed you didn’t know about we have a deadly snake known as the Bush Viper. It is usually found in African forests and is in the habit of hunting when all else is dark! Like most animals on this list, the snake has a beautiful appearance but trust us, it is as deadly as they get.
4. The Blue Parrot Fish
Next up is perhaps our favorite animal from the entire list. Behold, the blue parrot fish which got its name from its parrot like physique and a sharp blue rather delightful color. Can you believe that this darling creature spends 80% of its life looking for food? Won’t we just love to feed it ourselves the adorable doll!
3. Indian Purple Frog
We are not such big fans of frogs but hey, if a frog we didn’t know existed, exists, we are bound to have it on our list of weird animals existed you didn’t know about right? So we have the Indian Purple Frog which, to be very blatant and honest, looks like a slug of purple flesh. The sluggish appearance is also because of the fact the lazy creature barely spends two weeks on dry land and the remainder of the year, it spends submerged in water. No wonder it looks like this!
2. Thorny Dragon
As if lizards weren’t already ugly enough, they had to come with thorns too. Well, if you see it one way, this may actually be a good thing because lizards look more disgusting due to their pale and almost see through skin and if they have thorns (like that of a dragon no less) they might look more like dragons and less like lizards. So back to the topic, the thorny dragon (still a lizard to us) is found in deserts and its hide is also in various colors of the desert to make it easy for it to hide from predators. Enough said!
Last but not the least, we have on our list, the Shoe-bill. A bird, as can be seen in the picture, which is called a shoe-bill because of the hilariously familiar shape of its beak. This bird, interestingly enough, was identified by and known to the early Egyptians but it was not classified till as late as the 19th century.