It's difficult to grasp the amount of weird and wonderful animals that inhabit our small planet. Every year scientists are observing new species and discovering strange creatures, with some that look like props straight out of Star Wars.
And as strange as these creatures are, there's one in particular that has gained popularity over the years, and people are now keeping them as pets!
Keep scrolling the pictures that will blow your mind...
There are over 8 million species of animals on Earth, so it's no surprise that nobody has seen them all.Here's the kicker... If you wanted to look at all the animals roaming our planet, it would take around 8 years of non-stop scanning, and that's if you spent thirty seconds per photo, without eating or sleeping... That's just madness.
Let's face it, nobody's got time for that...That's why we've done the hard work for you, and found the weirdest of the bunch, so you don't have to spend a decade sifting through the lot.
You'll be amazed that these sometimes very unsightly beings inhabit the same planet as us!Keep scrolling for a fright...
1. Venezuelan Poodle Moth.
2. Glaucus Atlanticus
3. Dumbo Octopus
4. Red-Lipped Batfish
via: YoutubeThese little guys are found on the Galapagos Islands and are actually pretty bad swimmers, instead opting to use its fins to walk along the bottom of the sea bed! I just want to know what shade that is.
5. Panda Ant
6. Sea Pig
via: YoutubeThey are actually a type of sea cucumber that lives at depths of over 1000 meters! I mean if I looked like that, I probably would too.
7. Superb Bird-Of-Paradise
8. Pink Fairy Armadillo
9. Maned Wolf
10. Star-Nosed Mole
via: WikipediaThis fish is the ultimate nightmare fuel... pacus have square, straight teeth, which bear a frightening resemblance to human teeth.
15. Naked Mole-Rat
You wouldn't class any of these weird-looking creatures as pets, but the naked mole-rat might be the closest looking animal to this latest pet craze...
Yep, you heard right...
"Skinny Pigs" are naturally hairless, aside from a few whiskers on their chinny chin chin.
But that hasn't stopped skinny pigs gaining popularity as house pets.
They are avid cuddle lovers, and most importantly, cute as heck.
Their hairless bodies are also sensitive to sunlight.
via: InstagramSo sunblock is a must for any piggy spending a lot of time outdoors. They also need lotion as they are prone to dry skin. They're basically a baby.