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

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
February 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

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