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Added by Milena on 13 Oct 2014 12:30
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Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

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Yetti crab

The official name of this strange crustacean is Kiwa hirsuta. This decapod, which is approximately 6 inches long (15.24 centimeters), is notable for the quantity of silky blond hair covering its pereiopods.

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Thorny dragon

The thorny dragon or thorny devil (official name Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard that grows up to 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) and live for up to 20 years. The thorny dragon is covered in hard, sharp spines that protects them from predators. They also use their distinct coloration for camouflage.

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Star-nosed mole

Condylura cristata also known as star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. This little creature is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout.

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Tufted deer

Tufted deer, officially Elaphodus cephalophus, is a small species of deer characterized by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males.

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Panda ant

Panda ants are not ants but wasps in the hymenopteran family Multillidae. These insects have a lovely appearance but have a nasty sting that is excruciatingly painful. This is why they are also called “cow-killers,” since they are capable of knocking out animals much larger than they are.

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Venezuelan poodle moth

This unreal looking moth species was identified in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.

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This large marine mammal is one of four living species of the order Sirenia and is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal (manatees use fresh water to some degree). Sadly, due to extensive hunting for their meat and oils, the Dugong is close to extinction.

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Blue dragon

Commonly known as the sea swallow, blue dragon or blue angel; the Glaucus atlanticus, is actually a type of small-sized blue sea slug. These slugs feed on other pelagic creatures and reach lengths of up to 1.2 inches (3.048 centimeters).

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Cantor's giant soft-shell turtle

This freshwater turtle can be easily identified by its smooth, olive-colored carapace. With up to 6 feet in length, the turtle spends 95% of its life buried and motionless with only its eyes and mouth protruding from the sand.

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Boxer crab

These little crabs from the family Xanthidae are notable for their mutualism with sea anemones, which they hold in their claws for defense. In return, the anemones get carried around which enables them to capture more food particles.

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Lion's mane jellyfish

Also known as hair jelly, officially Cyanea capillata, it is the biggest known species of jellyfish in the world. The largest specimen washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870 and had a bell with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.3165m) and tentacles 120 feet (36.576m) long.

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Pink fairy armadillo

This funny creature also known as pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo – mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell. Endemic to central Argentina, these armadillos primarily feed on ants and larvae.

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Mantis shrimp

These marine crustaceans are members of the order Stomatopoda. Mantis shrimps have powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. When kept in captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike.

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Irrawaddy dolphin

The Irrawaddy dolphin is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. An Adult can exceed 290 pounds (131kg) and can reach lengths of up to 7.5 feet (2.2860 M).

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Striated frogfish

This small fish, just about 8 – 9 inches (20.32 to 22.86 Centimeters) long, has the capacity to change coloration and pigment pattern. The first dorsal spine of the frogfish tips forward and is used as fishing rod. Its tip has a characteristic worm-like lure which, when waved, attracts unsuspecting prey.

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Ground pangonil

This odd mammal, native to Africa, is covered with extremely hard scales. When threatened, it will usually roll up into a ball thus protecting its vulnerable belly. Capable of walking on two legs, the ground pangolin walks on its hindlegs when searching for food while using its forelegs and tail for balance.

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Abyssinian ground hornbill

Abyssinian ground hornbill (also called northern grand hornbill) is an African bird found north of the equator. The male has a red throat pouch and the female has a blue throat pouch. Modified feathers form long eyelashes, which protect their eyes from dust.

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Commonly known as sea pigs, these little deep sea animals live on ocean bottoms, typically at depths of over 0.6 miles (0.965 Kilometers). Scotoplanes are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud.

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Now, how many animal species do you know? Fifty? A hundred? Or even more? Well, according to some scientific researches, there are almost 9 million of them! It’s no wonder then we do not know all of them but still – there are creatures out there you certainly won’t believe even exist. Check out 25 of the most unreal animals on Earth. Caution: Not all of them are cute and sweet.

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