Here are 17 animals that you will not believe are real, but they absolutely are. No photoshop has been used in any of these images. I had no idea some of these even existed!
Translucent Glasswinged Butterfly
The Okapi. It may look like the result of a horse and a zebra mating, but in fact, this species is closely related to the giraffe family – not the zebra family!
The Shoe-billed Stork. Lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia
The Pacu Fish. Native to South America. Closely related to the piranha. Nicknamed the “ball cutter.”
The Panda Ant. These insects might look cute, but they’ve got one nasty sting.
The Narwhal. Found in the Arctic.
Blind Snake. Found in the Amazon River, this species was only discovered in 2011!
The Umbonia Spinosa use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap.
The Hummingbird Hawk-Moth. It appears to be a combination of three different animals – a hummingbird, a hawk, and a moth!
The Blue Dragon. Also known as the Glaucus Atlanticus, this crazy-looking creature is a species of blue sea slug.
The Mantis Shrimp also has a few other nicknames, such as “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and “thumb splitters”.
The Venezuelan Poodle Moth
The Bush Viper lives in the trees of the tropical forests in Africa, and it does most of its hunting at night.
This comical looking fish is known as a Blue Parrotfish and they average 30-75 cm in length.
The Thorny Dragon is an Australian lizard that resides mostly in the desert. They are also known as the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch.
The Lilac-Breasted Roller Bird lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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