10 Most Unique Animals On Earth

Gharial

Usually found in northern India, this huge species of crocodile kills most of its life in the water. The bulbous mass on the nose of males is used while mating to create gurgling and bubbling sounds.

Naked Neck Chicken

An odd sight on any continent besides for Europe, it goes without saying, but this breed of chicken has feathers throughout except for its neck.

Hispaniolan Solenodon

This is one of the few species of mammals able of generating toxic saliva, and it was the dominant predator on the island of Hispaniola earlier to the establishment. However, it has not disclosed any adequate precautions to ward off predators that were entered by human settlers, like dogs and cats.

Shoebill

Related to storks and also recognized as a Whalehead, it’s understandable where this east African bird gets its name from. It’s one of the giant birds in the world and can develop to be over 3 feet (1 meter) tall.

Saiga

A very peculiar looking antelope, the Saiga is known for its characteristic nose that projects down over its mouth. It multiplies efficiently in spite of human intrusion upon its habitat, although in modern years it has become more threatened.

Long-eared Jerboa

Relating to mice, not much is known about these tiny jumping rodents. Their territory consists mostly of northern China and Mongolia, and they normally come out solely at night.

Hairy Frogfish

Also recognized as an anglerfish, this hairy hunter’s dorsal spine is covered with a corpulent lure that moves back and forth within the water to imitate the conduct of a marine worm.

Slender Loris

Occupying the jungles of Sri Lanka, this nocturnal creature has enormous round eyes that allow it to seek for insects at night. They are gradually going extinct, however, as they are annihilated for their deemed “magical properties” by residents and poachers alike.

Aye-Aye

Found in Madagascar, the Aye-Aye is the world’s biggest nocturnal primate. Usually perceived for its different foraging methods, it taps on trees until it finds larvae, chews a hole in the wood, and injects its middle finger to pull them out.

Sphynx Cat

This unique breed is known for its lack of hair and highly extroverted style. They cannot stay outside for too long because they are sensitive to both sunburn and hypothermia