Weird animals you would want to see with your own eyes
Do you love animals? How about these which are just plain strange and you will probably never get to see one except in these articles. For some of these animals’ best is that you don’t get to see it as they aren’t just weird and strange but could be dangerous as well!
Came from the family Psychrolutidae, this fish inhabits the deep waters of the mainland of Australia, Tasmania, and even in the waters of New Zealand. It is said that this fish has a flesh of a primarily gelatinous mass that helps it float above the sea floor without having much energy in swimming. Due to its low density flesh, when this fish is out of the water, its shape becomes different making it very unappealing. In September 2013, this blobfish was voted as the “World’s Ugliest Animal”. Perhaps you can say that it is not right to judge a fish but clearly, look at the picture and you will see that it is more of a ball of slime than a living creature.
2 Cantor’s Giant Soft Shelled Turtle
Also known as Asian giant soft shelled turtle, this species is under the freshwater turtle. This giant turtles can grow up to 6 ft. in length and are said to spend their 95% lifetime buried and motionless, with only their eyes and mouth sticking out in the sand. It is said also that these giant turtles lay 20 to 28 eggs and only surfaces twice a day to take a breath. Sad to say, Cantor’s giant soft shelled turtle is said to be endangered, and is starting to disappear.
3 Star Nosed Mole
That’s right! This mole has a nose that is shaped like a start just like its name indicates it. This mole is found in wet low areas of eastern Canada, and the northeast United States. It is the only member of the Condylurini tribe and the genus Condylura. This star nosed mole is covered with a very thick, blackish brown, water repellant fur which helps it in its adaptation with its environment. This mole also has a large, scale feet and a long thick tail that functions as a fat storage that will be used in the spring breeding season. The sensitive star-like structure in this mole is covered with receptors called as Eimer’s organs. The nose is about 1 cm in diameter containing 25,000 Eimer’s organs distributed on 22 appendages.
Referred by Australians and New Zealanders as Mexican Walking Fish, though actually, it is an amphibian, Axolotl are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts. Mostly, these amphibians are kept as pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and even in Japan. Axolotl may came in different colors occur in captivity, including grey, shades of brown, white with black eyes or leucistic, golden and white albino, and other more varieties. Its name, “Axolotl” came from the Aztec language, “Nahuatl”. One of the most popular translation of this amphibian’s name is the name of the god of deformations and death, the god Xolotl but the most common translation is the “water-dog” which came from “atl” for water, and “xolotl” which can mean dog.