The animal world is so diverse and multifaceted that we cannot even imagine how unusual its representatives live in different corners of the Earth. Some of them can be watched with a smile, others give rise to fear, but all of them invariably cause admiration and surprise at the ingenuity of mother nature. So, the most unusual animals of the world, photos and interesting facts.
Sloth - the most unusual animal in the world
It is not in vain that a mammal from Central and South America got its name - sloths spend most of their lives hanging on tree branches, sleep 15 hours a day, and butterflies and other small insects sometimes start in their hair.
All metabolic processes in sloths are very slow, for example, food passes through the gastrointestinal tract for a week.
When scientists first saw the stuffed platypus, they decided that someone was joking by stitching parts of different animals, but then it turned out that this incredible mix of a mammal and a bird is absolutely real.
In the world there are only a few poisonous animals, the platypus also belongs to them. The animal has toxic saliva, and males are also owners of poisonous horn spurs.
The mole, which is found in Canada and the USA, could be quite ordinary, if not for the special structure of the stigma, consisting of 22 fleshy movable rays.
A starfish is only 8 milliseconds to understand whether it is worth sending the found animals to their mouths or not.
Looking at a drop fish, one would think that for fun, someone had molded a dull face out of an unappetizing substance with eyes, nose, and mouth. This structure of the fish is explained by its habitat - it can be found only at the ocean floor at a depth of 600 to 1200 m. The water pressure at the bottom is about 80 times higher than at the surface.
Ai-ai, or Madagascar's small arm - a large nocturnal primate with very long fingers, is on the verge of extinction and lives exclusively on the island of Madagascar.
This animal is the largest among nocturnal primates.
Deciduous sea dragon
The peculiarity of this marine inhabitant is transparent fins in the form of leaves, thanks to which it can be disguised as a plant. In particularly dangerous situations, the leafy dragon clings to the bottom algae and becomes completely invisible.
A funny octopus that resembles a Dumbo elephant from the eponymous cartoon lives at a depth of at least 1000 m.
Octopus Dumbo is a soft-bodied or semi-shady deep-sea animal, which got its name due to two fins located on the mantle, on the membrane between the paws, resembling elephant ears.
No, this is not a snake, crawled under a tortoise shell for some reason, but a snake-necked tortoise from Australia, which does not pull its head under the shell, but neatly places it on its side. The meat of these turtles is very tasty and is considered delicious.
One of the most unusual mammals that lives on the island of Borneo is the nosy monkey. Nosachi can walk on two legs, swim and even dive!
Over the past 40 years, the number of nosoci on the planet has halved.
A characteristic feature of pacu fish is several rows of human teeth, with which it is quite capable of biting off any part of the body, although it usually eats nuts and plants. It is an object of aquaculture and commercial fish farming, a popular species among aquarists.
Most of the world's unusual animals are on the verge of extinction. The task of man is to preserve these unique representatives of the fauna and create favorable conditions for their life.