Strange and rare animals of our planet

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Strange and rare animals of our planet

SOLENODON. A mammal of the order Insectivora, is divided into two main types: the Cuban and Haitian SOLENODON. Relatively large, relative to other types of carnivorous beast: its length is 32 cm, and the tail on average of 25 cm and weight of the animal - about 1 kilogram, figure dense.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Sifaka. Monkey family indriidae. Relatively new genus of primate, opened only in 2004. Silky Sifaka live in the eastern part of the island of Madagascar. The area is approximately 2, 2 sq. M. km. Distribution territory is bounded on the north of the core area of ​​Marojejy Massif, and in the south comes to Anjanahari. Adults have a body with a head length from 45 to 55 cm and a tail length of 45-51 cm. 5-6 Weight 5 kg.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

maned wolf. She lives in South America. Long legs of a wolf - the result of evolution in matters of adaptation to habitat, they help the animal to overcome obstacles in the form of tall grass growing on the plains.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

African Civet. The only representative of the eponymous family. These animals live in Africa in open spaces with high herbage from Senegal to Somalia, Namibia and the south in the eastern parts of South Africa. Dimensions beast visually strong enough may increase when under excitation Viverra raises wool. And her fur is thick and long, especially on the back near the tail. Legs, snout and tail end of an absolutely black, most of pyatnistopolosataya body.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

muskrats. Animal enough known, thanks to his sonorous name. Just a nice picture

Strange and rare animals of our planet

varieties of spiny anteaters. This natural wonder is usually weighs up to 10 kg, although there was a large and individuals. Incidentally, the length of the varieties of spiny anteaters body reaches 77 cm, and that's not counting their lovely five-seven-centimeter tail. Any description of this animal is based on a comparison with a malicious: foot varieties of spiny anteaters above powerful claws. Another feature of the appearance of varieties of spiny anteaters - it spurs on their hind legs males and five-toed hind limbs and three-toed front.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Capybara. Semi-aquatic mammals, the largest of modern rodents. It is the sole representative of the family vodosvinkovyh (Hydrochoeridae). There is a dwarf variety Hydrochoerus isthmius, sometimes it is treated as a separate species (small capybara). The most melancholy and kind creature on Earth.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

sea cucumber (sea cucumbers). Marine the capsule, sea cucumber (Holothuroidea), class type echinoderms invertebrate animals. Species used for food, are collectively called "sea cucumber".

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Pangolin. This post could not do without it.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

vampire squid. Shellfish. Despite its obvious similarities with octopus and squid, shellfish, scientists have identified this as a separate detachment Vampyromorphida (Lat.), Because as soon as it has its own retractable sensitive bichevidnye filaments.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

aardvarks. In Africa, these mammals called aardvark, which translated into Russian means "earthen pig". In fact aardvark in appearance very much like a pig, but with a longer snout. The ears of this amazing animal in its structure is very similar to rabbit. It is also still there, and muscular tail, which is very similar to the tail of the animal like a kangaroo.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Japanese giant salamander. Today - the largest amphibian, which can reach 160 cm in length, weigh up to 180 kg and can live up to 150 years, although officially registered the maximum age of the giant salamander is 55 years old.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Bearded Pig. In view of the different sources of Bearded Pig is divided into two or three sub-species. It - curly bearded pig (Sus barbatus oi), who lives on the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, borneyskaya bearded pig (Sus barbatus barbatus) and Palawan Bearded Pig, who live, as the name implies, on the island of Borneo and Palawan, as well as in Java , Kalimantan, and the small islands of the Indonesian archipelago in Southeast Asia.

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Sumatran Rhinoceros. Refer to the equine animal rhinoceros family. This type is the most small rhino from the entire family. adult body length Sumatran rhino may reach 200 - 280 cm and a height at withers can range from 100 to 150 cm such rhino can weigh up to 1000 kg..

Strange and rare animals of our planet

knobbed BEAR couscous. Arboreal marsupial that lives in the upper tier of the lowland tropical forests. Wool bearish couscous consists of a soft undercoat and coarse guard hairs. The color ranges from gray to brown, with a light-colored abdomen and legs and varies depending on the geographic subspecies and age of the animal.

Grasping, not woolly tail is about half the length of the animal and the function of the fifth limb, that facilitates the advancement in dense rainforest. Bear couscous is the most primitive of all Couscous, which retains a primitive growth of the teeth and skull features of the structure.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Galaga. His big bushy tail is clearly comparable with the squirrel. A charming attractive face and graceful movements, flexibility and blandness, clearly reflect his cat line. Amazing leaping ability, agility, strength and incredible agility of the animal clearly shows his nature amusing cats and elusive proteins.

Of course, it would be where to use their talents, because the tight cage for this very ill-suited. But, if you give this little animal and sometimes a little bit of freedom to allow him to walk around the apartment, all of its quirks and talents will become a reality. Many even compare it with a kangaroo.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Wombats. Without photos wombat do not talk about strange and rare animals.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Amazon River Dolphin. It is the largest river dolphin. Inia geoffrensis, as it is called scientists reaches 2, 5 meters in length and weight 2 quintal. Light gray juveniles lighter with age. The body of the Amazon dolphin is complete, with a thin tail and narrow muzzle. Round forehead, slightly curved beak, and small eyes - features of this species of dolphin. Amazon River Dolphin is found in the rivers and lakes of South America.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

sunfish or Mola MALL. This fish may have a length of three meters and weigh about one and a half tons. The largest instance of the moon-fish was caught in New Hampshire, USA. Its length was five and a half meters, data on weight no. The shape of the body of the fish resembles a disk, it is this feature gave rise to the Latin name. U-moon fish skin is thicker. It is elastic, and its surface is covered with small bony prominences.

The larvae of this species of fish and juveniles swim in the usual way. Adults large fish swim on his side, quietly moving fins. They seem to lie on the surface of the water, where they are very easy to spot and catch. However, many experts believe that the float so that only the sick fish. As an argument, they cite the fact that the stomach have caught on the surface of the fish is usually empty.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Tasmanian Devil. As the largest of the modern predatory marsupials, this animal black color with white spots on the chest and rump, with a huge mouth and sharp teeth has a stocky build and a harsh temper, for which he, in fact, has been called the devil. Uttering sinister cries at night, the massive and clumsy Tasmanian devil resembles a small bear: forelegs slightly longer back, a large head, blunt snout.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

LORI or lemurs. A characteristic feature of loris - large eyes, which may be edging dark circles, there is a white dividing strip between the eyes. Lori muzzle can be compared to a clown mask. This is most likely due to the name of an animal: Loeris means "clown".

Strange and rare animals of our planet

gharial. Of course, one of the representatives of crocodiles squad. With age, the face gharial is even narrower and longer. Due to the fact that the gharial eat fish, his teeth long and sharp, located on a slight incline for easy eating.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Okapi, aka FOREST GIRAFFE. Traveling through Central Africa, journalist and African explorer Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) more than once confronted with the local natives. Faced with one expedition, equipped with horses, natives of the Congo told the famous traveler, they are found in the jungle, wild animals, very similar to his horses. Many had seen the Englishman was somewhat puzzled by this fact.

After some negotiations in 1900, the British were finally able to purchase a part of the skin of the mysterious beast of the local population and send them to the Royal Zoological Society of London, where an unknown animal was given the name "Johnston Horse" (Equus johnstoni), that is, determined its family of horse . But what was their surprise when, a year later managed to get the whole skin and two skulls of an unknown beast, and found that it's more like a pygmy giraffe ice age. Only in 1909 he was able to catch a live specimen Okapi.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

VALABI or tree kangaroo. The genus tree kangaroos - wallabies (Dendrolagus) include 6 species. Among them are found in New Guinea or bearish D. Inustus wallaby, D. Matschiei or wallaby Matchish having subtype D. Goodfellowi (wallaby Goodfellow), D. Dorianus - wallaby Doria. In Australian Queensland are found D. Lumholtzi - wallaby Lumgoltsa (bungari), D. Bennettianus - Bennett wallaby or tharibina.

Original habitat was New Guinea, but now wallabies are found in Australia. Tree-kangaroos live in the tropical forests of mountain, at an altitude of 450 to 3000m. above sea level. animal body size 52-81 cm, tail length from 42 to 93 cm. Wallaby weigh, depending on the species, from 7 to 10 7 kg, males and 6, 7, 8, 9 kg. females.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Wolverine. It moves quickly and deftly. The animal elongated snout, large head, rounded ears. Jaws strong, sharp teeth. Wolverine - "bolshenogy" beast feet are disproportionate in relation to the body, but their size allows to move freely through the deep snow cover. On each paw and huge curved claws. Wolverine perfectly climb trees, it has sharp vision. Voice like a fox. (And Hugh Jackman did not like him anyway).

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Foss. On the island of Madagascar survived such animals, which are not not only in Africa, but also throughout the rest of the world. One of the rarest animals is Fossa - the only member of the genus Cryptoprocta and the largest carnivorous mammal that lives on the island of Madagascar. Appearance Foss bit unusual: it is a cross between a puma and a small civet.

Sometimes called the Foss and the Madagascar lion, as the ancestors of this animal are much larger and have reached the size of a lion. Foss has squat, massive and slightly elongated body, the length of which can reach up to 80 cm (on average it is 65-70 cm). Paws at Foss long, but thick enough, with hind legs higher than the front. The tail is often equal to the length of the body and reaches up to 65 cm.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

MANUL. Pat!

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Fenech STEPPE or chanterelles. Similar Wombats - without this selection will not be fully consistent with the title.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

coconut crab. The representative of decapod crustaceans. A habitat which is the western part of the Pacific Ocean and the tropical Indian Ocean island. This animal is from a family of land crabs rather large for its species. body reaches adult size up to 32 cm and a weight of 3 to 4 kg. For a long time erroneously believe that their claws he can even split the coconuts that after eating.

To date, scientists have shown that cancer can only eat already chopped coconuts. They, being its main source of food, and gave the name of the coconut crab. Although he is not averse to eat and other types of food - fruits of Pandanus plants, organic matter from the soil, and even their own kind.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

in the Latin name of this fish sounds too boring, because it is easier to call the FISH WITH TRANSPARENT HEAD. She has a clear head, through which she can see its tubular eyes. Head, through which the fish follows the production, it helps to protect the eyes. First opened in 1939. She lives at a far greater depth, so do not fully been explored. In particular, it is not understandable was the principle of the fish. It was believed that she must be very great difficulties due to the fact that it can only look up. Only in 2009 it has been thoroughly studied the structure of the fish eye. Apparently when trying to study it before the fish just could not stand the pressure change.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Echidna. Where do without it.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

SMALL RED PANDA. Today the red pandas in their natural habitat can be found only in the mountainous bamboo forests of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China, to the north of Burma, Bhutan, Nepal and northeast India.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

sloth. A very interesting species of mammals, has a number of distinctive features that make it unlike any other existing view. He dwells mainly in Central and South America.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

platypus. In principle, it is known to all. But this picture deserves attention.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

anteater. Also no surprise. But the picture is excellent.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

tarsier. A small mammal of the order primates, very specific appearance is created around this small animal weighing up to one hundred and sixty grams more sinister halo. Thus, the indigenous people of Indonesia and the Philippines tied ridiculous appearance tarsier with the antics of evil spirits. However, many of our contemporaries, who first see tarsier in its native habitat, are amazed by its non-standard appearance.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Margao. From "relatives" of these wild cats are different sizes and proportions of the body, as well as lifestyle. For example, Margao is very similar to its closest relative - ocelot, which, moreover, often occurs in the same place Margao lives. The difference between these cats is simple - the ocelot much larger, because prefers to hunt on the ground, Margao has longer legs and tail, mainly due to life in the trees.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

mudskipper. It is found in intertidal areas and in areas such as tropical wetlands, formed in places of growing mangrove. Especially mudskipper like to settle in places where fresh water meets the sea. Although from a scientific point of view, this fish, many perceive them as amphibians. Well, the way it is in some sense.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

DRACULA herbivores. Bats ( "Sphaeronycteris toxophyllum" Lat.) This species is found in northern South America (the Amazon River basin and the mountains). These bats are, oddly enough, are herbivores.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Cordylidae. Habitat Cordylidae applied to stony African regions having dry conditions, preferably on the south side of the Sahara. In addition, a certain amount of Cordylidae live on the island of Madagascar. Cordylidae there are more than forty species. Dimensions Cordylidae quite different and range from 12 to 70 centimeters in length. The entire body is covered with rectangular plates Cordylidae - scales that cover the bone base of the reptile.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

isopods. Giant isopods woodlice length of about 30 cm live in water depths of about 1 and 6 km.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

SUNNY BEAR. Malay bear biruang, or, as it is called because of the characteristic color, sunlight or honey bear, lives in India, Myanmar, as well as on the islands of Borneo, Java and Sumatra. He is big enough interest to zoologists, and for nature lovers, since this species is the most short stature, the most aggressive and the most representative of all small indigenous family bear. By the way, just a small number of this kind of threatening and caused biruang entry in the Red Book.

Adult sunny Bear has a very difficult character. However, quite a lot of interest in his person is not called its habitat, and not character and stunning appearance, which immediately catches the eye from any photo.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

TIBETAN FOX. Found in Tibet in the north-western India and northern Nepal, at high altitude.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

Golden Tiger. It was so called Tigers with a similar color. The reason for the unusual color - "did not work" is one of the genes. Consider, as an albino.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

RUKONOZHKA or ay-ay. Rukonozhka Madagascar or "ah-ah", suborder prosimians mammal; the only member of the family rukonozhek. The body length of 40 cm, 60 cm large tail head, snout short.; large ears and leathery. The tail is bushy. Coat color from dark brown to black.

Strange and rare animals of our planet

of the lamprey. View, which is under threat of destruction. Reaches a length of 120 cm and a weight of 3 kg. Spawns in June and early July in the rivers. Male builds nest diameter of about 50 cm and it protects. After spawning manufacturers die. The larvae live in the river 5-6 years, after metamorphosis young lamprey falling into the sea, the marine life of about 3 years. At sea, stick to fish (big fish external parasites) - cod, flounder, etc...

Strange and rare animals of our planet

star-nosed mole. Insectivorous mammal of the family of mole. Externally, the star-nosed mole is different from the other members of the family and other small animals only his peculiar structure of stigma in a rosette or star of the 22 soft fleshy movable bare beams. In size, shovel forelegs, thick, velvety fur (black or dark brown) similar to the European mole.