The world is full of surprising details that are not only interesting but also provoke further curiosity. One consistent feature of human curiosity pertains to the animal kingdom and human mind is fascinated by this sphere of living activity. People are quite attuned to the presence of many animals and some are very popular such as lions, elephants, dogs and monkeys but there are so many underappreciated species that do not come to prominence and many people are unaware of their presence. Spread across the four corners of the Earth are strange and intriguing creatures that often exceed human imagination, exhibiting shapes and colours that only Mother Nature could design. Some of such creatures are not pretty-looking yet have a presence that is attractive in its content.
Zebra duiker, also known as the banded duiker or the striped-back duiker, this animal can be found in the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Aye-aye is a tiny nocturnal primate is native to Madagascar. Besides a fun name and an over-caffeinated look, it also has one finger that is longer than the others to better reach the larvae in the holes of trees.
Lowland streaked tenrec is a species of mammal, similar to a hedgehog, can be found in the tropical forests of Madagascar. It is the only mammal that uses stridulation to generate sound, similar to that of a rattlesnake. Thorny devil is a small reptile sports a coat of ridges and spines, is around 20 cm (less than 8 in) in length and lives in Australia. Though it seems quite tough, it actually just eats ants.
Blue sea slug, also referred to as “blue dragon” for its ultramarine hue and fan-like wings, this species measures just 4 cm (1.5 in) in length, and swims in a vertical position. Pink fairy armadillo, true to its name, is one of the rarest mammals in the world, and is only found in Argentina.
Philippine tarsier is a creature that out-stare you, it’s this bug-eyed, tree-hugging primate that seems to be in permanent shock. One of the smallest primates in the world, it weighs around 140 g (less than 5 oz), and stands just 15 cm (5.9 in) tall. Tube-nosed fruit bat is a strange-looking bat, hidden in the jungles of New Guinea, has many odd features, but the most pronounced is definitely its protruding nostrils. TW