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30+ Animals Nature Designed in a Rush

There are animals that you just can’t take your eyes off of, others are extremely cute, and others are so scary that if you see them at night, you’ll wake up the entire street with your screams. But there is one more group. When they were being created, nature got distracted. It’s like a nasty cat jumped onto the keyboard, deleted all the settings, and sent the project straight to print. This is how the monkey with the Einstein hairstyle appeared, and the shell with giant lips.

We at Bright Side are a little jealous of the creativity of evolution — the animals it has made are sometimes unbelievable.

1. This shoe-billed stork looks like a person in a bird suit.

2. This Spectacled Eider lives in Alaska and Siberia.

3. In order to make unwanted guests leave, cotton-top tamarins lift their tails and show their butts and their genitals to them.

4. This is a bearded barbet from the African barbet family.

5. Indry, the largest lemur currently in existence

6. The red ruffed lemur that only lives in Madagascar

7. The tomato frog produces a special venomous chemical that can glue a predator’s jaws shut.

8. The radiated tortoise is protected by a special law.

9. The Andean cock-of-the-rock is one of the unofficial symbols of Peru.

10. Gharials only eat fish, which is why they have such narrow jaws.

11. Southern viscacha, a rodent in the family Chinchillidae

12. Leaf-tail geckos usually eat insects, but sometimes they can eat other lizards.

13. The Honduran white bat doesn’t have a tail.

14. Tridacna can live up to 200 years.

15. The long-wattled umbrellabird from the Cotinga family

16. De Brazza’s monkey was named after the Italian-French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

17. Stick insect from the Phasmids family

18. Von der Decken’s sifaka is named after the first European person that climbed Kilimanjaro.

19. The Greek letter φ originated from the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that represented the Saharan horned viper.

20. Sea pens are colonial marine cnidarians belonging to the order Pennatulacea.

21. A unicorn katydid from the Orthoptera family

22. The Ankole-Watusi African cow has horns that are used for thermoregulation and not for attacking.

23. The Greater prairie chicken from the grouse family

24. The black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys live in the Himalayas. They can climb up to 4,700 m above sea level.

25. Bearded reedlings choose one partner for their whole lives.

26. The white-faced saki is a species of the New World saki monkey.

27. Sarada lizard from the Agamidae family

28. This is a bongo bovidae.

29. Portrait of a Golden Pheasant

30. This striped possum is a marsupial.

31. Jorunna parva is a sea slug that is nicknamed the sea rabbit.

Would you let your children keep any of these animals as pets?

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