Posts Tagged ‘weird animals’

A baby albino elephant has been spotted in the Okavango Delta. The African sun can be harsh on elephants and experts fear the little albino could suffer sunburn or become blind. This one may need to some serious adaptation to survive but, on a positive note, it’s already been found to be walking in it’s mother’s shadow. Experts say, if it can stick to the trees and cover itself in mud for protection, it’s chances of survival will improve.

[Link: BBC news ]


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I’m listening to YOU!

This is Yoda, a household pet born with an extra set of ears.

Valerie and Ted Rock took the cat in two years ago after visiting a bar in Chicago, Illinois, where a group of curious drinkers were handing him around.

He was one of a large litter, and the Rocks were happy to offer him a home.

Now the couple have to keep him indoors to prevent their rare pet from being cat-napped.

Despite sharing names with Luke Skywalker’s diminutive mentor in the Star Wars films, this unique moggy does not have Jedi powers – in fact he does not even have special hearing.

The extra ears are merely flaps of skin, and do not detect sound.

Still, the neighbourhood’s mice will not taking any chances.

[Original Article]

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Three headed frog

three headed frog

Children in a nursery were shocked when they spotted a three-headed frog hopping in their garden.

The creature – which has six legs – has stunned a BBC wildlife expert who said it could be an early warning of environmental problems.

Full article via BBC news

Six legged cow

6 legged cow

A six-legged Cambodian cow rests near the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh October 7, 2003. The two-month old animal, named Cham Leck which means ‘strange,’ was given to monks at a local pagoda by a farmer who feared the cow would bring him bad fortune.

One eyed cat!

one eyed catThis is a very old one in Internet terms but the first time I’ve ever seen it… Now this one I really can’t believe… there are many sites talking about it, saying it’s real, then a hoax, then that scientists have proven it not to be a hoax! Anyway I will let you decide, but either way it is a weird picture if not a weird animal.

The story wasn’t just about the freakish one-eyed noseless kitten who lived for about a day in central Oregon. It was about the Internet naysayers – perhaps still burned by Wikipedia credibility issues – who were convinced the cyclops cat, aka “Cy,” had to be a joke photo-manipulation.

One article to start reading more and begin the journey of discovery

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Purely cause it’s a fun picture I have included the welly wearing pig in out blog.

You can’t get much happier than a pig in muck, or so we are told.

But when this little piggy arrived in the farmyard she showed a marked reluctance to get her trotters dirty.

While her six brothers and sisters messed around in the mire, she stayed on the edge shaking. It is thought she might have mysophobia – a fear of dirt.

Owners Debbie and Andrew Keeble were at a loss, until they remembered the four miniature wellies used as pen and pencil holders in their office. They slipped them on the piglet’s feet – and into the mud she happily ploughed.

Now she runs over to Mr Keeble so he can put them on for her in the morning.

But this does raise a serious question – what do you think of people dressing up animals in human clothes?

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Dark Roasted Blend has an article on one of the most phallic animals I’ve ever seen. The Geoduck (pronounced “gooey-duck”), or elephant trunk clam, is a species of huge, saltwater clam that lives up to around 160 years. The thing can grow to about two meters in length. As seems to be about typical, this animal is eaten as a delicacy in Asia (and elsewhere now, as it gains popularity as cuisine), and there are several geoduck farms in existence around the world. In fact, geoduck farms are one of the most regulated aqua farms in the US economy!

Geoducks burrow into the sand and tend to stay in that one spot all their lives. The geoduck is food to more than just humans; they are attacked by starfish, sea otters, and dogfish for food. These animals seem to be the few that are able to dislodge geoducks from their hole in the ground.

Someone, it seems, has a strange sense of humor when it comes to Creation.

[Link: Dark Roasted Blend]
[More info: Wikipedia]

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I was looking through an earlier blog entry and discovered *dramatic music*, the ugliest dog competition. Now even if you have heard of it before, it oddly draws your eyes!! Nooo, I can feel them being sucked innnnnnnn. So check out below and you can even download one of those beauties onto your desktop – go on, you know you want to. But I think they should call it, “Who looks the most like a Gremlin?” – I mean, come on, wasn’t that what you thought when you saw this picture?

Ugly Dogs

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Seeing as how the previous weird animal post was so popular, I’ve found a list of more strange and unusual animals, such as the very cute long-eared jerboa (wiki) shown above, or the star-nosed mole that was featured before. Some of these animals are quite bizarre, and it’s a testament to the sheer variety of life that exists on one single planet. How can there not be a similar variety of animals out in the stars?

[Link: World’s strangest looking animals]

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