The world we live is full of amazing and strange things! Did you know that there are a total of 8.7 millions animal species that co-exist with us in the world? Well, almost every year, scientists from all across the world keep discovering new animal species that vary very little from their related species. But while the number of species keep increasing, there are a few animals that catch our attention for their looks. They look strange and funny enough to laugh. Here are 7 animals that are absolutely funny looking!!
One of the most amazing species of birds, shoebills have a bulbous huge bill that grows to a size of 9.4 inches. The bird can be found only in the tropical forest of East Africa. The shoebill is a huge bird that grows to a height of 45 to 52 inches and a weight of 6 kg, due to which they cannot fly a distance more than 300 meters.
Residing in the beautiful islands of Madagascar, Aye-Aye are lemus, a rare species that are related to the apes and chimpanzees without the looks. The animal has slender fingers and huge eyes that make them look funny and also scary at times.
Living in the depth of the oceans at 13,100 feet below the sea level, the dumbo octopuses are one of the very few species that live in such depth. They can reproduce anytime, and it is believed that the female octopuses always carry eggs in them and reproduce once they find a mate. They move by flapping their fins shaped like ears.
With features similar to somewhat of a rabbit, the Pantagonian Mara are rodents that are found in Argentina. These small herbivorous rodents are usually monogamous but sometimes breed in the warrens that are shared by other Pantagonian mara pairs.
A herbivorous marine mammal, Dugong is a medium sized mammal and a living species belonging to the order Sirenia. The marine mammal is found in the Indo-West Pacific waters. The species depends largely on seagrass and hence has its habitat restricted to only the coastal areas. It has a fusiform body, without hind limbs or a dorsal fin.
Found in Liberia, this small antelope is also found in the Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The species is sometimes referred to the striped back duiker and is believed as one of the very first duiker species to have evolved in our planet. The animal is mainly herbivorous and feeds mostly on seeds, foliage, fruits and sometimes rodents.
RED LIPPED BATFISH
Also known as the Galapagos batfish, the red lipped batfish is found only around the always evolving Galapagos islands, near Peru. The unique thing about this species is that they don’t swim very well but instead use their pectoral fins to move and walk on the ocean base. The fish is famous for its red colored lips which highly contrast against its otherwise sand colored body.