10 Animals You Probably Didn't Know Exist.

  1. Lowland Streaked Tenrec
    Found in Madagascar, Africa, this small tenrec is the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound – something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.
  2. The Panda Ant
    The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.
  3. Japanese Spider Crab
    This huge beast has a leg span of 3.8 metres from claw to claw, making it the largest arthropod on earth. Japanese spider crabs can weigh up to 19 kilograms and despite their scary looks and size, are generally placid in nature.
  4. Blob Fish
    This deep sea fish lives at a depth of between 600 and 1,200 metres and is made of a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water, allowing it to float above the sea floor without having to swim. It pretty much looks like its name…
  5. Umbonia Spinosa
    These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists.
  6. Glaucus Atlanticus
    Also known as the blue dragon, this creature is a is a species of blue sea slug. You could find it in warm waters of the oceans, as it floats on the surface because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach.
  7. Sunda Colugo
    The Sunda Colugo is also known as the flying lemur, but this is a bit misleading as it is not a lemur and it certainly can’t fly. The Sunda colugo does however glide as it leaps from tree to tree in its forest home.
  8. Sea Pig
    The sea pig is the common name for Scotoplanes, which are deep sea creatures. With their fat bodies and tubed feet (which look like legs) they look pretty pig like… hence the name!
  9. Indian Purple Frog
    The Indian purple frog spends most of its time underground, surfacing once a year for around 2 weeks during the monsoon of the Western Ghats in India.
  10. Pacu Fish
    The Pacu is found in the streams and rivers of the Amazon and Orinoco basins and have straight, human like, teeth.