16 Photos Of Animals That You Probably Did Not Know

The animal world is full of rare and “different” species, which you may not have had the chance to meet yet. In this list, you will get to know some of them:

1.Common Spotted Couscous.

It is a species of marsupial from Australia and New Guinea. We can say that it is a kind of “distant cousin” of the koalas.

2.An African albino tortoise.

This tortoise is native to North Africa, and the fact that this specimen is albino makes it even rarer.

3.Horned viper.

This is Cerastes cerastes, a typical African snake, which receives the name of horned viper due to the pair of horns that it can present in the region of the head. However, this characteristic is not unanimous among the individuals of this species.


The common eider is a species of anseriform bird in the Anatidae family widely distributed in arctic and subarctic coastal regions. It presents a pronounced sexual dimorphism characteristic of its gender.

5.Balaeniceps rex.

This bird is nicknamed the “clogging beak,” for very obvious reasons.


This is the largest lemur in the world.

7.Cotton-headed tamarin.

This animal is normally found in the tropical forests of northwestern Colombia, and is one of the smallest primates in the world, weighing just 500 g.

8.Elusor macrurus.

This species of turtle lives in the Mary River in Queensland, Australia. For this reason, it is nicknamed “Mary River Turtle”. Unfortunately, it is in serious danger of extinction.

9.Leaf-tailed gecko.

This gecko gets its name from its usually red eyes and the small horns on its head.

10.Tomato Frog.

It’s pretty easy to understand why this frog got its name, isn’t it?

11.Honduran white bat.

This little one usually measures between 3-5 cm long and feeds mainly on fruit.

12.Hypsignathus monstrosus.

This species of bat is known, in English, as “Hammerhead Bat” (or hammerhead bat, in free translation).

13.Marine iguana.

This is the only marine species of Iguana.

14.Cercopithecus neglected.

Due to its appearance, this monkey is also sometimes known as “Ayatollah Monkey”, in reference to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

15.Sifaka de from the ceiling.

This animal lives mainly in Madagascar and measures between 92 and 107 cm, with almost half of its body length in the tail.

16.Eumicrotremus orbis.

Living in the sea, these creatures have a kind of “catch” on the underside of their bodies, which helps them stick to surfaces.

Which one surprised you the most? Share this gallery so your friends can get to know these species of animals that you probably didn’t know either.

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