10 Unusual Animals to See Before You Die
Scientists have predicted that there are 8.7 million animal species on earth. Some of these are fierce (lions, sharks, tigers). Some are adorable (rabbits, deer, otters).
And others are, well, weird.
Across the globe, you will discover animals that showcase truly incredible and bizarre features and behaviors. From a frog that suggests off its organs to a goat that faints when scared, here are 40 uncommon animals to feature to your travel bucket listing now.
|10 Unusual Animals to See Before You Die|
The taxonomic placement of the shoebill is an issue of a few debates. However, different morphological and genetic analyses advocate a closer affiliation with pelicans
Head to Madagascar and, after the sun sets, focus your energy on searching for the aye-aye.
These nocturnal lemurs have a very unusual build, with large ears and rat-like teeth. After tapping on trees to locate insects based on percussion feedback, they bore a hole with their teeth and long middle finger to extract and eat the insects.
With the behavioral markings of a woodpecker and the appearance of a primate mixed with a rodent, the aye-aye is one of a kind and, strangely, kind of cute.
There are 29 species of cormorant in the world, and 28 of them can be found gliding over water before eventually touching down to fish.
But one, straightforwardly called the flightless cormorant, can never take to the sky, due to wings that are one-third the size of what’s needed to fly. Scientists posit that the bird doesn’t have larger wings because it simply doesn’t need them; it has very few land predators.
The flightless cormorant’s native home is the Galapagos Islands, where fish-rich waters provide ample food. It often travels in groups near or on water, and you can easily spot it while touring the Galapagos.