MORE UNUSUAL CREATURES
Added on: 10th Dec 2013
These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and use their beaks to
pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Their strange appearance
still poses many questions to scientists.
As this hawk-moth feeds on flowers and makes a similar humming sound,
it looks a lot like a hummingbird. What’s interesting is that it is
surprisingly good at learning colours.
VENEZUELAN POODLE MOTH
Discovered in Venezuela in 2009, this new species of
alien-looking moth is still poorly explored.
INDIAN PURPLE FROG
Found in India, this species of frog have bloated body and an
unusually pointy snout; it only spends two weeks a year on the surface
of earth,leaving the underground for mating.
This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak.
Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs,
the bird was only classified in 19th century.
Coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns,
this lizard has a “false” head, which he presents to his predators
by dipping the real one.
PINK FAIRY ARMADILLO
The pink fairy armadillo or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo.
It is found in central Argentina, where it inhabits dry grasslands
and sandy plains with thorn bushes and cacti.
NAKED MOLE RAT
The naked mole rat also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat,
is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and is the only
species currently classified in the genus Heterocephalus.