There are so many animal species on Earth, especially in oceans, that we probably don’t even know half of them. However, among those that we know, there are many animals that are unique in their specific way. Some have extraordinary abilities, some are really rare and special and there are many that simply look funny and weird. In this article, we will show you some of those funny-looking animals, but we will focus on animals that have strange-looking body parts. Some look bizarre, others look beautiful, but they all have some part of their body that is totally unique and amazing.
The Saiga Antelope
These awesome animals have one distinct feature that separates them from other antelopes – a really big and weird looking nose. It is an endangered antelope that lives across Eurasian steppes and it has become well-known for the nose it supports. In addition to aesthetic purposes (don’t you think this antelope looks beautiful and unique?), the nose of the Saiga Antelope has a practical purpose too – it helps these antelopes to filter out dust during summer migrations and in the winter, it helps them heat up the cold air before they inhale it. So, who says having a big nose is a bad thing?
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Indian Purple Frog
Yes, this is a frog. I know it doesn’t look like a frog, but trust me, it is. This frog doesn’t have a unique body part that separates it from the rest of the species, it actually has a unique body! It has a very rounded and bloated body and, if that is not strange enough for you, it’s body is purple. It also has a rare pointed snout, another distinctive feature that might make you wonder if this animal really is a frog. Yes, it is, get over it.
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What do you get when you mix up a mouse and a kangaroo? This little bugger known as Goby Jerboa. This particular rodent lives mostly in China and Mongolia and it enjoys living in the climate of temperate deserts. There are many species of this particular animal and some of them also have other impressive body parts. For example, long-eared jerboa has ears that can grow up three times the size of this mighty mouse.
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I guess it is pretty obvious why these monkey species have that name. Their noses are snubbed and their nostrils are also strange because they are facing forward. These monkeys are native to China and some other parts of Asia. Another distinctive feature of these beautiful animals is the color of their face. As you can see, it is so blue that it creates a wonderful contrast to their golden fur.
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Well, I think we have found our favorite on this list in terms of beauty. This colorful and stylish animal has sheets of flesh between its hands and that makes it resemble a blanket, hence the name. What is even more interesting, these animals can let their blankets fall off in case they are attacked by predators. This distraction technique helps them roam freely across the open ocean at all times.
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Star Nosed Mole
Here is another animal that is famous for the weird shape of its nose. Well, this mole actually looks completely like an alien, but those star-shaped appendages that serve as a nose have a very important role in the mole’s everyday life. They serve as her eyes. There are many receptors in these appendages and since this mole lives underground in the complete dark, it is able to move around and identify objects around it by using this bizarre nose.
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Eastern Long Neck Turtle
There are many turtle species and a lot of those are impressive in terms of size, longevity or agility, but this particular turtle is different and unique thanks to a body part that separates it from the others. It is the turtle’s neck. This turtle has a very long neck and in some situations, it seems more like a snake than a turtle. Even though having such a long neck comes with many benefits, there are some drawbacks as well. I mean, at the end of the day, this turtle has to put its neck back in its shell, which looks like a painful ordeal.
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This fish is my favorite animal on this list in regards to how bizarre is its unique body part. Pacu fish is well-known around the world for having teeth that strongly resemble human teeth. These fish are actually a close relative of piranhas, which isn’t that surprising really. They also live in the waters of South America like piranhas do. At least getting bitten by a pacu fish isn’t so painful as getting bitten by a piranha.
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Say hello to the devil. I am just kidding, even though this monkey has a face that is so red that it actually looks a lot like a face of Satan. This monkey species is native to coasts of Amazon in Peru and Brazil and they are currently listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and hunting. There are four subspecies of bald uakari and they all have strange, bright red faces.
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This beetle is truly a unique thing in the world of insects. Even though there are many weird-looking insects out there, this weevil is so amazing and beautiful that it deserves to be singled out. It has a really long neck, much similar to the giraffe and that is how it got its name. It is endemic to Madagascar like many other interesting and funny animals.
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