13 Creatures That Almost Look Unreal but Exist
Without animals there would not be a thriving ecosystem because animals are an important part of it. Since evolution began, the planet has played host to every type of animal of which we don’t even know exist anymore. From little dragons to glass-like caterpillars, there are some animals who evolved millions of years ago after the mass extinction and still exist in obscure regions of the planet. Take a look at 15 such weird and unreal creatures that actually exist.
1 The Panda Ant
The panda ant is a black and white-colored ant whose body resembles a wasp instead. It was first discovered in Chile in 1938 and found mostly in sclerophyll forests. Its typical features are its white with dark spots covering its whole body just like a panda. The males have wings but the females are wingless. In spite of the female laying almost 2000 eggs at a time, the ants are on the verge of extinction.
2The Cattle of Kings, Ankole Watusi
The Ankole Watusi is a unique breed of cattle that now thrives in North America but which originated from the Ankole group of Sanga cattle breeds of Central Africa. In the early 20th century, they were imported into Germany as zoo specimens and were popular for their long unusual horns. They can be seen in countries like Rwanda and Uganda and many of the species have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest horn circumference. The steer that won the record was called lurch an African watusi steer owned by Janice Wolf (USA) of Gassville, Arkansas, with a circumference of 35.7 inches.
3The Leafy Sea Dragon
The leafy sea dragon Looks like a bit of seaweed and is found only native to the waters of South Australia. The leaf-like protrusions that seem to come out of its body aren’t meant for swimming but giving the dragon fish e good camouflage features that can blend easily into the seaweed and corals of the immediate surface.
The alligator gar is a ray-finned euryhaline found a lot in freshwater in North America and is considered a living fossil because of its specie tracing back to the early cretaceous period over 100 million years ago. They have also retained their morphological characteristics of the early prehistoric ancestors including the ability to breathe in air and water. An alligator gar can grow upto 10 ft in length.