Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Some strange animals found throughout the world.

This is a list of some strange animals throughout the world.

O Aiaiai (the Aye-Aye)

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The aye-aye lives only in the jungles of Madagascar. It is a strange primate which is active at night. They have black hair on their skin. They feed on wood-boring insects.

Frill-Necked Lizard

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Frill necked lizard is found in Kimberley region of Western Australia, Southern New Guinea and Northern Australia. This is also known as frilled dragon. The skin of this animal folded back like frills against its head and neck, hence the name.


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The Blobfish is found in the deep water of Australia and Tasmania. Generally it is found at depths where the pressure is 10 or 20 times higher than at sea level.

Yeti Crab

The official name of Yeti crab is Kiwa hirsuta. It is a crustacean. It was discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific at a depth of 7,200 feet.

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Yeti crab has numerous silky blond setae which resemble fur. They contain filamentous bacteria and help the creature to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal emissions where it lives.

Star-Nosed Mole

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Star-nosed mole is found in Eastern Canada and the North-Eastern United States. Usually it lives in wet lowland areas and eats aquatic insects and mollusks. It remains active in winter and can tunnel through the snow and swim in ice-covered streams.

Proboscis Monkey

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The proboscis monkey is also known as long-nosed monkey and prevalent in the South-East Asian island of Borneo. It is a reddish- brown monkey. It is also known as Bangkatan in Indonesian and Monyet Belanda in Malay.

Emperor Tamarin

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Emperor Tamarin lives in East Peru, North Bolivia and Southwest Amazon Basin. The specialty of this primate is its white moustache that extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. It is grey colored having yellowish speckles on its chest. It feeds on fruits and insects.

Angora rabbit

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Angora rabbit is a domestic rabbit. These rabbits were popular in 17th century with French royalty. Then they were spread to other parts of Europe and United States. It is popular for its long, soft and silky fur. At present there are many individual breeds of Angora rabbit such as English, Chinese, French, German, Giant, Satin and Swiss etc.

Pygmy Marmoset

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The Pygmy Marmoset is a monkey found in Western Brazil, Eastern Peru and Ecuador and South-Eastern Colombia. It is the smallest monkey having a body length of 14-16 cm excluding the tail. It feeds on fruits, leaves, insects and small reptiles.

Dumbo Octopus

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Grimpoteuthis or Dumbo Octopus lives at extreme depths ranging from 500 to 5,000 m depth in deep sea in Polar Regions. They have two protuberant ear-like fins, hence the name dumbo octopus. They feed on worms, copepods and crustaceans.

Suckerfooted Bat

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Sucker-footed Bat is found in humid woodlands of Madagascar. It has small suction cups on its wrists and ankles, hence the name.

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This new species of sucker-footed bat is discovered in Madagascar region. They live only in dry western forests of Madagascar. These animals have sticky suckers on their feet and thumbs.

Both these types of sucker-footed bat are endangered species.

Komondor Dog

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Komondor dog is a guardian dog. It originally originated from Hungary. It has long, thick coat with heaviest amount of fur. The size of male dogs is 28 inches and that of females is 27 inches. But many dogs are over 30 inches tall. Hence this became the larger common breeds of dog.

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