This world has so many secrets most people have never heard about. Some of these secrets are animals. Down below are, in my opinion, the top 10 most bizarre animals in the world.
Number 10, Okapi- An okapi looks like a cross between a giraffe, zebra, and horse. The okapi eats like a giraffe but since its neck is short it reaches lower branches. Like giraffes, horses, and zebras it spreads its legs to take a drink of water.
Number 9, Shoebill Stork- A shoebill stork looks like a cross between many birds like the pelican, flamingo. One of the main foods it eats is lungfish.
Number 8, Aye-Aye- The scientific name for Aye-Aye is Daubentonia madagascariensis. Aye-Aye is related to chimpanzees and they are also mammals. Like many other animals, Aye-Aye is endangered.
Number 7, Japanese spider crab- The Japanese spider crab has a leg span of 13 feet. They are the largest crab and have the longest life expectancy.
Number 6, Dumbo octopus- This rare type of octopus has its tentacles webbed together. This octopus is very rare and only found near the bottom of the ocean.
Number 5, Star nose mole- The star nose mole has a nose shaped like an octopus. It lives below the ground it eats worms and other underground animals. The star nose mole takes a photo of the ground and digs to find the prey.
Number 4, Pangolin- More than 1 million pangolins are killed because people think their scales are medicine. Because of this, they are going extinct. Pangolin eats termites that if aren't killed than might kill many crops.
Number 3, Axolotl- Axolotl translates to water monster but is actually adorable. An axolotl has the power to regrow limbs, if they lose their legs they can regrow them back over time. They suck up prey like a vacuum, and they are critically endangered.
Number 2, Goblin shark- A goblin shark can pull his mouth out of its face so that it can eat its prey, it then puts its mouth back in its body and swims away.
Number 1, Mantis shrimp, The mantis shrimp is the worlds deadliest shrimp, It has little club arms and punches its prey dead.
Story by Anabel Kehoe