Category Archive: Rare Species

Facts about the rarest animal species in the world.

Aug 18 2014

Aye Aye Facts

This creepy looking animal is the Aye Aye, a lemur discovered in Madagascar. One of the ugliest animals in the world, the gremlin look alike has an unusual way of finding food. Meet the Aye Aye The aye aye taps on trees to find grubs. It’s the world’s largest nocturnal primate, a lemur native to …

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Aug 18 2014

Giant Palouse Earthworm

 This snake sized worm was thought to have been extinct until recently rediscovered in 2010. The legend of this worm has grown so much over the years as it’s hard to distinguish facts from fiction. Giant Palouse Earthworm Facts This is the giant Palouse earthworm, also known as the Washington Giant Earthworm. In 1897, zooligist Frank …

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Aug 09 2014

Lowland Streaked Tenrec

The lowland streaked tenrec is another strange animal that happens to live in Madagascar, an island in Africa. They look like a shrew, and a hedgehog decided to have babies. No their not like Ligers, they just LOOK like a cross breed, though they are unique among tenrecs because they’re active night AND day, but …

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Aug 03 2014

Mysterious Sea Creature – Pyrosome

An extremely rare and terrifying deep sea creature was recently found with an animal trapped inside. What you are looking at is a Pyrosome. A pyrosome is a free floating tunicate that is actually made up of a colony of 1,000′s of individual creatures known as zooids. These zooids range in size… and can be as …

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Jul 25 2014

Creepy Insect Species Discovered

The biggest aquatic insect on earth was discovered in China’s Sichuan province about 2 weeks ago. This scary looking insect is something straight out of your nightmares. With huge pincers and a large wing span I couldn’t imagine what kind of horror it would bring if it was the size of a F-150 pick up …

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Jul 24 2014

Squid Found with Human Teeth?

An extremely rare species of squid was discovered in 2007 and unfortunately, it’s the only one that has ever been seen since. This bizarre looking creature comes from the deep sea and very little is known about it. Rarest Known Squid Species One thing that is interesting is the fact that it looks like it …

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Jul 13 2014

Meet the Borneo Ninja Slug

The ninja slug is a weird little guy found only in the state of Sabah Borneo, an island of Malaysia, in its various mountains. They spend most of their lives on tree leaves and sleep out in the open since slugs don’t have shells. For cover they wrap their extremely long tails around their bodies …

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May 13 2014

The Amazing Mimic Octopus

The Mimic Octopus Goes Incognito “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau   A shape and color changing sea creature that will blow your mind! The Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, was discovered off the coast of Indonesian in the late nineties and what a …

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Sep 19 2013

New Species Discovered – Sneezing Monkey

New Animal Species was Discovered. The Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey was nicknamed the Michael Jackson Monkey and Sneezing Monkey after being discovered by researchers in the jungle mountains of Myanmar in 2010. Meet the Recently Discovered Snub-nosed Monkey The pop star monkey was officially named Rhinopithecus Strykeri after Jon Stryker, who sponsored the research project that …

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Jul 27 2013

Prehistoric Frilled Shark

Rare Shark Species – The Prehistoric Frilled Shark found in Japan and deep within the ocean depths. This unique shark species is said to be from prehistoric times and is rarely seen near the surface. Meet the Frilled Shark

Jul 05 2013

Rare Shark Discovery

Megamouth Shark – Rare Shark Species Discovered in 1976. The Megamouth Shark is so rare that the International Union for Conservation of Nature list the species as data deficient. Meet the Megamouth Shark The first megamouth ever discovered was in 1976 near Hawaii when it got stuck on a sea anchor of a US Navy …

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Jun 13 2013

Australian Ghost Shark – Elephant Shark

The marine elephant fish aka Australian ghost shark or elephant shark can be found off the coast of Southern Australia and New Zealand. Not to be confused the the freshwater elephant fish,which is a ray finned fish found in tropical Africa and the nile. Meet the Ghost Shark This shark lives at depths of 200 …

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