Once in a while, you may encounter a creature, either in literature or the wild, that will cause you to stop and wonder how such a strange creature existed. There are many unusual animals that inhabit the planet with us. Come take a walk on the wild side as we introduce you to the uncanny.
1. Long-Horned Orb Weaver
These are the most beautiful and unusual spiders you’ve ever seen. As members of the orb-weaver family of spiders, these tiny web builders build the typical circular web of their cousins across pathways so you can walk into them in the dark. These craftiest arthropods measure less that a couple of centimeters, but instead of looking like a tiny arachnid, they contain two solid horns which are pretty weird. The actual purpose of such horns is a mystery but they are believed to serve as sexual symbols, or even as badges to show dominance.
2. Komondor dog
The first sight at this dog may make you think he was developed to mop floors, but the Komondors are bred to guard livestock in his native Hungary. The Komondors has a wonderfully unique coat. During puppyhood, he has soft and fluffy curls that grow heavy as he matures, extending into long, felt like cords that resemble the strands of a mop.
3. Angora rabbit
The Angora rabbit is a fairly small domestic rabbit. They appear round like a ball. They are covered all over with long hair. They first appeared in the early 1900s. They are bred largely for their long wool, which is removed by plucking.
Aye-ayes can be spotted only on the island of Madagascar. They may not look like primates at first glance, but they are in the same family as people, monkeys and apes. Ayes spend their lives in rain forest trees and avoid coming down to the earth. Their fingers and toes show pointed claws. People of Madagascar consider the ayes an omen of ill fame and kill them on sight.
The Alpacas are large farm animals with long erect neck as well as coming in many colors. They are reared for their good fiber that does not have lanolin. These fleece fibers are used for making blankets, sweaters, hats, gloved and a wide variety of textile. Unlike woolen fibers, these don’t give you a scratchy feeling. Alpacas are quite simple to care for, but they are known to spit on one another.
6. Emperor Tamarin
The emperor Tamarin is a new world monkey found in the vast Amazon tropical forests region in southeast Peru, northwet Bolivia, and northwest Brazil. It is allegedly named as “the emperor” because of its odd, humorous looking white moustache. The females and the little ones too have got the white moustache. Tamarin can grow up to 10inches and can reach up to 1lb in weight.
7. Proboscis monkey
Probioscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) also known as long-nosed monkey are one of Borneo’s most intriguing attractions. They are known to create loud honking sounds with the help of their large protruding noses. However, females have smaller noses. The purpose of the large nose is thought to attract mates.