10 Weird Animals From Around The World

Updated on September 22, 2015
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Ricky Rodson is an experienced cryptozoologist with several published books on the subjects of zoology, cryptozoology, and mythical beasts.

The world is a big place that is filled with a lot animals, not all of which are as cute as others. Some of these animals can only be described as weird, looking like randomized creations on a monster making video game, while others simply look like the cross breed of two animals the could not, or should not, have breed. If, like me, you have a soft spot in your heart for the guy left out then your going to enjoy this list of ten weird animals from around the world. So sit back and get ready to lean back forward when you see some weird animals.

Picture Of The Manned Wolf
Picture Of The Manned Wolf

The Maned Wolf

What makes the Maned Wolf so weird is it's long legs. In fact the Maned Wolf is the tallest of all the wild canids in the world, this is likely an evolution trait to adapt to the tall grasslands of it's natural home of Brazil. The Manned Wolf's fur is the same color as a red fox and like the fox is thought to have the potential of being a chicken thief. These animals are not of any threat to humans but it is still normally isn't advised to keep them as pets.

Picture Of A Tufted Deer
Picture Of A Tufted Deer

Tufted Deer

The Tufted Deer is quite possibly the scariest looking deer, ever. When looking at this animals the first thing you notice is the pair of vampire like fangs protruding from both sides of it's mouth. Although you can't tell because of the fur on it's head, the Tufted Deer has small horns on the top of it's head that it uses for head butting in self defense. The Tufted Deer is mainly located throughout mainland China all the way to Tibet. They dislike humans so much, that ones that experience regular contact with us often die far sooner due to stress.

Picture Of A Patagonian Mara
Picture Of A Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara's can easily be identified by their long ears and long limbs, making them look like a jack rabbit crossed with a donkey. These little guys are herbivorous and known to inhabit parts of Argentina and Patagonia. What makes these rodents so weird is the way they mate. They are monogamous, and often sleep in warrens with several pairs of the species and sleep with whomever they choose.

Picture Of A Star-Nosed Mole
Picture Of A Star-Nosed Mole

Star-Nosed Mole

I'm going to start of by saying I hate these things. They are ugly, weird, ugly and ugly. They just freak me out in ways I can't describe in words. The weirdest thing about this little creature is the 22 disgusting little flashy tentacles at the end of it's hideous little snout used to figure out if what it's touching is edible and detect seismic wave vibrations. IT has been said that it only takes the Star-Nosed Mole 8 milliseconds to decide whether or not something is edible. Other then it's weird little face this monster has scaled feet and a extra thick tail used to store extra fat for the winter months.

Picture Of A Superb Bird Of Paradise
Picture Of A Superb Bird Of Paradise

Superb Bird of Paradise

A Superb Bird Of Paradise looks like a small crow with an iridescent green crown and a small blue-green eclipse shaped breast shield. Furthermore they have feathers on their back that are long and velvety. What makes them so weird is what happens when they see a member of the opposite sex. The males will stick up all the feathers around it's head like an umbrella creating a hypothesizing black hole looking shape in the middle of the jungle, and then it will dance. Watching this bird in action is something that will leave you scratching your head.

Video Of A Superb Bird Of Paradise Mating Dance

Picture Of A Blob Fish
Picture Of A Blob Fish

Blob Fish

The Blobfish is a deep sea fish that i would imagine is the last teir of the reincarnation chain, because it is one sad looking creature. This fish looks like it was once a human that underwent a tragic scientific accident turning it into a pile of yuck. This mushy face of a fish lives in the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and New Zealand. In 2013, the Blobfish was voted the worlds ugliest animal because of the way it looks when it is out of the water and in the movie "Men In Black 3" it was suggested to be from outer space, which is very believable.

Picture Of A Red Lipped Batfish
Picture Of A Red Lipped Batfish

Red-lipped Batfish

The Red-Lipped Batfish is another ugly aquatic animal that looks like it was one of nature's cruel jokes. This fish is a mix between light brown and a greyish color on its back, with a solid shade of white on it's belly. What makes this fish so weird is the way it's lips are an extremely red color and the way it moves. Rather then swimming this fish chooses to walk around on the floor of the ocean with its fins. It looks a lot like an underwater bat wearing lipstick. You can find these fish in waters of the Pacific Ocean around Peru.

Picture Of A Goblin Shark
Picture Of A Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark

The Goblin Shark looks like a swordfish that has some sort of an alien eating it's way out of it's face, hence the name. These fish have been lurking around the dark parts of the ocean for millions of years making them one of the few 'living fossils' on the planet. They have pale pink skin because they never come up high enough in the water to be touched by sunlight. This is one creepy prehistoric animal you would never want to find swimming around in your pool.

Picture Of A Glaucus Atlanticus
Picture Of A Glaucus Atlanticus

Glaucus Atlanticus

The Glaucus Atlanticus looks like a tiny water dragon, which is just awesome, but is actually just a blue pelagic sea slug. Rather then swimming around the little guys float around upside down in the water drifting around with the waves like a dragon would sour through the sky being carried by the wind. Their blue coloring provides them with camouflage from predators allowing to blend in with the water. These little Norberta wannabes do pack a powerful sting, so it's best not to touch one.

Picture Of A Narwhal
Picture Of A Narwhal


Narwhals are what you get when you mix a unicorn with a whale. These massive animals are able to grow up to 18 feet in size and have extremely long spikes protruding from the center of their heads. These 'horn' like extremities may look like a deadly weapon but they are just the opposite. The tusk is actually used to 'taste' the concentrations of different chemicals in the water allowing them to track food and other narwhals ready to mate. These underwater mystical creatures are found mainly in the Arctic Ocean around Russia.

Narwhal Song

© 2015 Ricky Rodson


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      13 months ago

      Am I weird for wanting a Tufted Deer as a pet?

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      13 months ago

      I spend a lot of time looking up strange but wonderful animals online. This list contains a lot of interesting animals I've never heard of. Way To Go.

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      Ricky Rodson 

      4 years ago

      looks like alien ate the predator lol

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I vote the Goblin Shark the worst looking creature on earth, it looks like alien vs predator under water


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