10 of the Weirdest Animals Around the World

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Star-nosed Mole

These moles are great swimmers because of their front claws and are the first mammals proven to be able to smell underwater. Despite their unusual appearance, they are not very uncommon but are rarely seen.

Whitemargin Stargazer

These creatures like to bury themselves under the sand with only their eyes showing, making them very difficult to spot. They inhabit reef flats and coastal bottoms, adding to their mysterious

Ocean Sunfish

Also known as Mola Mola, these fish are one of the heaviest and boniest species in the world, weighing up to 1,000 kg. They occasionally resemble disembodied swimming dolphin heads.

Bearded Pig

Bearded pigs use their scruff to dig for food such as roots, fungus, and bugs. They are omnivores and have a varied diet that includes plants, small birds, and even orangutan carcasses.


These pigs are known for their unusual tusks, which grow upwards from inside the mouth and then pierce through the skin of the face. They have a distinctive appearance that sets them

Galapagos Batfish

These bottom-dwelling fish have striking red lips, which scientists believe may be used to lure prey. They are found around coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos Islands.


Aye-ayes are unique primates that use echolocation, similar to bats and whales, to locate food. They are known for their long, thin fingers and large eyes, which help them find prey in dark.

Australian Peacock Spider

These spiders are known for their colorful and intricate mating displays, which involve flashing rainbow colors and performing courtship dances. Despite being venomous, they are harmless to humans.


Resembling raccoons, coatimundis scavenge for food in Central and South America. Despite their cute appearance, they can be aggressive and should be approached with caution.


These salamanders are neotenic, meaning they retain juvenile characteristics into adulthood. They are known for their smiling appearance and are popular pets due to their unique biology.