If you think you know the world around you, think again. Some scientists even claim that we know outer space more thoroughly than our home planet.  With more than two thirds of the globe’s surface made out of oceans that remain largely undiscovered, this claim might be true. We will take you on a trip on the wild side as we introduce you to some of the most unique life forms on this planet. These are the 25 most bizarre animals on planet Earth.

 

25| Shoebill

Related to storks and also known as a Whalehead, it should be obvious where this east African bird gets its name from. It is one of the largest birds in the world and can grow to be over 1 meter tall.

 

24| Sun Bear

Also known as the “dog bear” due to its small stature and extremely long tongue, it is found in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.

 

23| Kangaroo Rat

With cheeks that extend all the way back to its shoulders it’s easy to see where this rodent gets its name. After filling them with food it empties them back at its burrow by turning them inside out with its paws.

 

22| Walking Stick

 With some species growing over a foot in length these masters of disguise are found all over the world but mainly in Asia, South America, and Australia.

 

21| Angora Rabbit

Coming from Ankara, Turkey these hairy rabbits were popular pets among French royalty in the 1700s and they are often bread for their immense wool coats.

 

 

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