Our planet is mind-bogglingly diverse. Different environmental conditions give rise to different characteristics in weird animals of all shapes and sizes. Some evolve for the dark, gloomy depths of the oceans, while others eke out an existence in dry, seemingly inhospitable deserts.
Others look seemingly ‘normal’, until something triggers their weirdness to come out (a bit like humans?).
Many of nature’s weirdest creations hail from the ocean, where complete darkness, sediment-rich waters, high-pressure environments, and near-freezing waters have each led to unique adaptations and some of the most bizarre-looking creatures. Scientists estimate there are anywhere between a few hundred thousand, to over ten million new species waiting to be discovered in the depths of our oceans.
But there are plenty of oddities on land, too. Here are some of the weirdest animals on the planet!
South America, Brazil, Amazonas state, Manaus, Amazon river basin, along Rio Negro, Amazon River Dolphin, Pink River Dolphin or Boto (Inia geoffrensis), wild animal in tannin-rich water, extremely rare picture of wild animal spyhopping, Threatened species (IUCN Red List). (Photo by Sylvain CORDIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
ORANGE, CA – JUNE 10: The hagfish is the subject of Dr. Yu Zeng”u2019s research at the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University in Orange, CA on Monday, June 10, 2019. The college is part of the Keck Center for Science and Engineering. The college is part of the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, a 140,000 square-foot facility that includes 25 research labs and 20 teaching labs. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Uakari monkey, Cacajao calvus, single mammal on tree, Brazil
Muntjac is herbivores animal and its grazing and keep grass in some part inside then regurgitate and chew again at the safe place