44 Fascinating, Strange and Unique Animals

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The world is full of fascinating, strange and unique animals, some of which we will never see with our own eyes. Every year, scientists keep on discovering new species, which leaves a lot of room for more fascinating, strange and unique animals to be discovered. Some of the names given to these animals aptly suit their physical characteristics. These images are NOT Photoshopped or altered in any way, their full scientific name is given for each and every animal in this article. Click on the images to enlarge.

Red-lipped Batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini)

Red Lipped Batfish

Red-lipped Batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini)

Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)

Panda Ant (Mutillidae)

Panda Ant

Panda Ant (Mutillidae)

Umbonia Spinosa

Umbonia Spinosa

Umbonia Spinosa

Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)

Lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)

Lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

Glaucus Atlanticus

Glaucus Atlanticus

Glaucus Atlanticus

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

The Pacu Fish

The Pacu Fish

The Pacu Fish

Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Bush Viper (Atheris)

Bush Viper (Atheris)

Bush Viper (Atheris)

Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Blue Parrotfish (Scarus Coeruleus)

Blue Parrotfish (Scarus Coeruleus)

Blue Parrotfish (Scarus Coeruleus)

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