Nature is truly full of surprises. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, some new, bizarre creature makes an appearance, instantly restoring your faith in the impossible.
Bright Side prepared for you a selection of really weird animals that you’ve probably never heard of, let alone ever met.
10. Mangalitsa Pig, a.k.a. ’a pig in sheep’s clothing’
This wooly pig was discovered in the mid-19th century. Such a shame that it didn’t become a common pet like dogs or cats.
9. Rhinopithecus, or golden snub-nosed monkey
Such a cutie!
8. Emperor tamarin
Check out the fabulous moustache on this one. Looks a bit like an actual emperor or an old, wise man, huh?
7. Patagonian Mara
A cross between a kangaroo and a hare?
6. Fluffy cow
They look like giant plushie toys!
5. Markhor Goat
It’s like he’s trying to catch an alien radio signal from space.
4. Raccoon dog
Can’t decide whether you want to get a dog or a raccoon? We have just the thing for you!
3. Blue Footed Booby
Their turquois legs never fail to catch attention. By the way, these birds have very amusing mating rituals.
2. Malayan Colugo
These eyes probably see a lot, and they definitely find everything surprising.
1. Venezuelan Poodle Moth
It was only discovered in 2009, and it really does look like a furry poodle!
Bonus: Cloud Antelope
Can you believe this gorgeous animal actually exists? Neither did we. 🙂 It’s a wonderful toy made by Cmwyvern — but can we just dream about it being an actual living creature for a little bit?
Preview photo credit cmwyvern