The world is filled with exotic wildlife. There are a lot of species that are lesser known to the general public and interesting to learn more about. Today, we come up with a fascinating list, the 10 strange animals that you didn’t know existed. Here are 10 strange animals that you probably haven’t heard of. Have a look!
Because of its fluffy plumage comes the name Silkie because its plumage feels like silk. It is a breed of chicken. It possesses many other unique features, such as black skin, flesh, and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, while most chickens only have four. You can see its exhibition in poultry shows, and appear in various colors.
2. Grenenuklying Lemur
This animal is not a lemur nor does it fly. You will not see it fly but a closer look shows it moves quietly as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal and feeds on soft plant parts like young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits. It is active at night. This Sunda flying lemur is skillful in climbing but is very helpless when it is on the ground. It could be found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and also Singapore.
This animal is also called the Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog, is a species of canid native to South and Southeast Asia. It has its habitats in large clans and they sometimes split into small packs to help them in hunting. It is a highly social animal, it primarily preys on medium-sized ungulates, which it hunts by chasing them until its prey gets tired and then it kills by disemboweling them. When you see them, they are bold enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo, and even tigers. But they are fearful of humans.
This is a large species of the wild goat which can be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It is classed as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. As reported, the markhor has the ability to kill a snake and eat it.
5. Snub-nosed Monkey
Amongst the amazing monkeys, this is a group of Old World monkeys that live in many parts of Asia. It has its name as a result of its short stump of a nose on their round face, with nostrils arranged forward. particularly their shoulders and backs are multicolored and they have long fur. They grow to a length of 51 to 83 cm with a tail of 55 to 97 cm.
6 Raccoon Dog
The Raccoon Dog, which is also known as Tanuki, is known in East Asia. It is very unique as it’s the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is named for its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related. They are very good climbers and regularly climb trees.
7. Maned Wolf
Here is the largest canid of South America. This animal Looks like it’s a red fox that a deer
mated to create a furry, it has slender legs with a lovable face but is actually its own type of mammal. They are always found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees throughout South America. This animal is the tallest of the wild canids and its long legs are most likely an adaptation to the tall grasslands of its native habitat.
This uncommon animal is also known as the Waller’s gazelle, are a long-necked species of
antelope, it has its habitats in a woody vegetation, especially dry, flat thornbush and thickets. It does not like very dense woodlands and very open habitats. The gerenuk is found in Eastern Africa, they have a relatively small head for their body, but their eyes and ears are proportionately large. The females do not have horns but the male does and the males also have a more muscular neck than females. Both sexes have ruddy brown coats with a paler underbelly. They have short, black-tipped tails.
9. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is a passerine bird of the tyrant flycatcher family which is
found in forest and woodland throughout most of the Amazon basin. Considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International, they are typically found in low densities but overall remains widespread and common. They are about 6 1/2 inches in length and like to dart out from branches to catch flying insects or pluck them from leaves.
10. Zebra Duiker
This is a small antelope that can be found in the Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa. They
have gold or red-brown coats with distinctive zebra-like stripes, dark markings on their upper legs, and russet faces. They grow to 90 cm in length, 45 cm in height, and 20 kg in weight. Their prong-like horns are about 4.5 cm long in males and half that in females. They live in lowland rainforests and mostly eat leaves and fruit.