The rarest animals in the world

In the world there are definitely animals with very peculiar physical characteristics that make them true living rarities, creatures not even dreamt of by the best fiction films. Let’s see.

1. The Flying Lizard

It can’t really fly but has received its name because of the protruding cartilage in  neck that serves to prolong its jumps as well as to maintain its body temperature.

2. The Tarsier

They are small primates characterized by their large eyes. Their diet is basically composed of insects, although they can also consume birds and small snakes.

3. The Aye Aye

This beautiful animal is found on the island of Madagascar, is nocturnal and has rodent like teeth and long, slender fingers. It searches for its food in the trees.

4. The Proboscis Monkey

Surelly this is the pinocchio of the animal kingdom. Its protruding nose is typical of males and, although it is still debated what it could be used for, scientists believe that it is a sexual attribute that makes them preferred by females.

5. The Axalolt

This enigmatic creature is the attraction of scientists since it has the property of regenerating its parts. Despite their appearance they are used as pets.

6. The Uakari

Also called cocoa is a primate whose main feature is that it is bald, reddish skin and short tail that were once hunted by the American Indians.

7. The Star-nosed Mole

The reason for its name is obvious: it lives in the wetlands between Canada and the United States and its diet consists of small invertebrates, insects and worms. It also digs tunnels in both land and water.

8. The Blobfish

This unusual creature of gelatinous flesh lives in the waters of both Australia and New Zealand. They live about one kilometre below sea level and are rarely seen by humans.

The rarest animals in the world
Source: curiosities  
March 1, 2020

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