17 Slightly Odd Creatures I Thought You Must Be Aware Of

1. Dugong

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Consider letting this gentleman clean your living room carpet – He'd do an excellent job, as the ocean floor can confirm.

2. Shoebill

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Are they feigning a grin after hearing a terrible joke, or are they planning a wicked scheme? In any case, I'd like to be a part of it.

3. Okapi

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The Okapi appears to be the product of a couple of creatures being sewn together resulting in a super-adorable animal that is greater than the sum of its parts.

4. Hummingbird hawk-moth

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Is that a bird or a moth? Science claims it's a moth, but I'm still not persuaded.

5. Ankole-Watusi

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Those are some big horns - you could easily hang a whole load out to dry on those.

6. Markhor

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Why should you have straight horns when you may have beautiful twirly ones? I'm initiating a petition to have the markhor replace reindeers as the national Christmas animal.

7. Axolotl

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Lakes are a strange, odd place, and that's all I've got to say about it.

8. Galago

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Oh my my, those are some enormous eyes. Can you imagine how much larger they must become when she is surprised? I'm afraid not.

9. Fennec fox

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This animal undoubtedly takes the prize for the cutest creature in the universe. Give her the tiara.

10. Silkie chicken

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Another animal in the additional fluff category equals extra attractiveness.

11. Frilled-neck lizard


Wait a minute, didn't this man make an appearance in Jurassic Park? That ruffled skin neck collar appears to be handy for keeping crumbs from falling over his lap.

12. Arctic hare

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Hey, I almost missed seeing you there, but I'm glad I didn't. Normal rabbits or hares rate a 10/10 on the cuteness scale, whereas Arctic rabbits rate an 11/10.

13. Elephant shrew

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The elephant shrew is essentially a Pixar creature brought to life. Look at those adorable little eyes!

14. Kakapo

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A kakapo is similar to a parrot but lacks the sass. If they could communicate, I'm sure they'd write calming poems about how wonderful berries are.

15. Purple frog


This amphibian resembles a sentient goo. A large, squishy, and lovely sentient blob.

16. Snub-nosed monkey

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Why does this monkey appear to be depressed? If I could, I'd invite the entire species over for afternoon tea and compliment them on how lovely and healthy they are.

17. Red-lipped batfish

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In a heartbeat, I'd follow this fish's Instagram account. Seriously, where is the link to their cosmetic instructions on YouTube?

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