The animal kingdom is packed with magical creatures. Still, sometimes Mother Nature likes to play around with it, so much so that she can present some weirdly insane species that are hard for us humans to believe really exist.
We at Bright Side invite you to have a look at our list of 13 fantastic animals that definitely contribute to the spectacular beauty and diversity of our planet.
The Angora Rabbit
What appears to be a giant cotton candy is, in fact, an Angora rabbit, a domestic rabbit breed raised for its long fine wool. Its fur is usually removed by shearing a couple of times a year.
The Ankole-Watusi, often called the Ankole Longhorn, is a variety of cattle mostly known for its enormous antlers. CT Woodie, the record-holder bull, boasts a horn with a circumference of 40.7 inches (103.5 cm).
The Glaucus Atlanticus
This unique creature is a sea slug that also goes by the name “Blue dragon.” It uses its special coloration as camouflage as it floats on the water’s surface.
The Golden Tortoise Beetle
This shiny, metallic bug feeds on garden plants and changes its color between gold and reddish-brown depending on whether it is mating or feeling threatened.
The Longnose Batfish
The longnose batfish is characterized by a flat triangular-shaped body and bright orange-red lips.
Covered from head to toe with an armored shell, this scaly anteater looks like a walking pine cone.
Leptocephalus is the larval form of eels. While in this phase, they appear transparent due to their lack of organs and jelly-like substances in their bodies.
The Piglet Squid
The reason why this orange-sized sea animal looks like it is smiling is because of the pigment spots scattered all over its skin.
The Japanese Spider Crab
This monstrous marine crab is known to be the largest among all living arthropod species with its leg span exceeding 15 feet (4.5 m).
The Sea Lamprey
A parasitic fish with a cylindrical body and jawless suckermouth. The adults can reach up to 47 inches (120 cm) in length and 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg) in weight.
The Ocean Sunfish
The ocean sunfish (or Mola mola) has a laterally compressed body and can weigh up to 2,205 lbs (1,000 kg). Sunfish like to spend their day sunbathing near the surface of the water, which is where their name comes from.
The Umbonia Spinosa
This bizarre so-called treehopper carries a massive horn on its back that can be expanded to help the bug blend into its surroundings.
The Saki Monkey
While this small monkey’s entire body is black, its head is thickly covered with pale, white fur, giving it an instantly recognizable look.