Nature is full of surprises, interesting and fascinating things. Unsurprisingly, we live in a world were discoveries of nature are made all the time.
Some of these 10 animals on the list are bound to give you nightmares whilst others have you shake your head in disbelief. From a fish, with bright red lips to a hairy frog, this list is sure to amaze even the cynics among you. Prepare to be amazed by the animals featured on this list;
10 Animals that Actually Exist
1. Giant Weta
The giant weta is a giant cricket big enough to eat carrots. Yes, you read right. It is found in New Zealand is considered to be one of the biggest insects in the world.
2. Wolverine frogs
The next animal on the list is the hairy frog also known as Wolverine frogs. The hairy frog is found mainly in Africa. They have a very cool defense mechanism. When threatened, the Hairy Frog actually breaks its own bones and extend them through their own toe pads and unleash hell on the attacker. Unfortunately, the defense mechanisms do not stop humans from eating them.
3. Panda Ant
This insect has no relation with the panda but its look does. The name of the insect is unsurprisingly called the Panda ant. Technically they are in the Wasp family. They are known to have a very powerful sting and its sting has been known to drive cows and humans to commit suicide. They are found in Mexico and South West US.
4. Vampire Squid
The vampire squid has an appearance that is straight out of nightmares. Despite their fearful appearance, they are actually docile creatures. These creatures usually lurk deep in the tropical oceans.
5. Red-lipped batfish
This red lipped fish is called the Red-lipped batfish. Its distinctive feature is its bright red lips making it look like it has makeup on. They are reported harmless to humans and can’t swim so they are able to move around on their pectoral fins.
6. Aye Aye
This deranged looking rodent is called the Aye Aye. It is a small nocturnal mammal found only in Madagascar. It is related to chimps and apes and related to the Lemur.
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7. Royal Flycatcher
The Royal Flycatcher is a beautiful bird with colourful feathers on its head. These headdress looking feathers is unsurprisingly used to attract females during the mating season. They are found in the Amazon rainforest, Northern Boliva, Peru, Venezuela, Equador, Brazil and Columbia. Their favorite meal are flies.
8. Pipeline Swallowtail Caterpillar
Pipeline Swallowtail Caterpillar evolves into amazing butterflies. They measure between 2 inches to 4 inches. They are also able to feast on toxic plants making them immune to certain predators. This feature remains when it evolves into a butterfly.
9. Goliath beetle
The Goliath beetle is the world heaviest bug and can weigh three and half ounces. They are known to feast on dead plants and animal poo.
10. Giant Scaleworm
The last animal on the list is the Giant Scaleworm. They are found in Antartica and I’m sure you breathed a sigh of relief. They are known to be skilled hunters and have its whole throat emerge when eating. If this isn’t creepy, I don’t know what is.
So which of these animals so you know of? Which have you seen, and which of these animals have you dreamt about. Let them be seen in the comments below.