21 Strangest, Weirdest, Ugliest, Creepiest Animals in the World

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
February 25, 2014 5:51 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:16 pm

In the age of digital photography, we’ve all seen so many foreign and strange things. Even so, these animals are surprising sights. Imagine coming across one of these in the wild.

A few of these unusual animals are cute, such as the Kirk’s Dik-Dik, but some are creepy, like the naked mole rat. 

1. Kirk’s Dik-Dik

Kirk's Dik-Dik
(Chester Zoo)


2. Pink Fairy Armadillo

Pink Fairy Armadillo
(Wikimedia Commons)


3. Aye-Aye

(Rob Cousins/Bristol Zoo via Getty Images)

(Rob Cousins/Bristol Zoo via Getty Images)


4. Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Leaf-Tailed Gecko
Image of a leaf-tailed gecko via Shutterstock


5. Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat
(Wikimedia Commons)


6. Atretochoana Snake

Atretochoana eiselti
(Musa Sudai/Wikimedia Commons)

Atretochoana eiselti
(Wikimedia Commons)


7. Idolomantis

Image of an idolomantis via Shutterstock


8. Tufted Deer

Tufted Deer
Image of a tufted deer via Shutterstock


9. Dugong

Image of a dugong via Shutterstock


10. Shoebill

Image of a shoebill via Shutterstock

(Bryan Shrode/Wikimedia Commons)


11. Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp
Image of a mantis shrimp via Shutterstock


12. Marabou

Image of a marabou via Shutterstock