Top 10 Weirdest Animals in the World
Written by Roneel Narayan on January 21, 2022
List of the Strange Looking Creatures ever!
1. Venezuelan Poodle Moth
Have you seen something between a dog and a month? Well, check this guy out! A Venezuelan poodle moth is a mysterious creature that confuses everyone and very little is known about it. From the looks of it, this insect is a great blend between a large moth and a bright, fluffy white poodle! How weird is that?
2. Red-lipped Batfish
This fish not only looks really weird but is a very bad swimmer too! It uses its pectoral fins to walk at the bottom of the ocean rather than swim! Uh oh.
3. Panda Ant
These ants look cute, right? But mind you, these sting really hard. Found in Chile, these ants have extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.
4. Harp Sponge
This creature lives at the depths of 10,800–11,500 feet and was first discovered off the coast of California. Though this creature looks like a humble instrument, it is a carnivore and will eat just about anything it likes.
5. Star-nose mole
Look from the front and this creature will surely freak you out. This mole has an odd tentacle-type nose. In reality, these 11 pairs of appendages on the snout are quite amazing. These tentacles have over 25,000 sensory receptors. It is believed that this sensory apparatus can detect seismic waves as well.
This thing by far is the ugliest of the lot. The jelly-like flesh of this fish is less dense than water so they tend to just float above the seafloor without doing much. These guys are not great at hunting as well. So they just hang around till food comes to them.
7. Squid with Teeth
This one is right out of anyone’s nightmare. Here is a squid with actual teeth! Promachoteuthis Sulcus is an extremely rare deep-sea squid that has a mouth that looks just like it belongs to a real human. Gross, right?
8. Saiga Antelope
This Antelope is one of the world’s most ancient mammals! Believe it or not, this animal has shared the world with sabre-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths, 250,000 years ago! May you keep living forever Saiga Antelope!
9. Giant Coconut Crab
This crab is known as the robber crab or the palm thief. It is also the largest of its kind and weighs up to 4.1 Kilograms. This crab is so strong that it can break open coconuts with its pincers!
10. Christmas Tree Worm
Let’s sum up this list on a happy note. Here’s a cool Christmas tree worm that lives on tropical coral reefs and is found around the world. Each worm is about one and a half inches long and has two fir tree-like protrusions, cause the more the merrier, right?