The fauna of our planet amazes with its diversity and beauty. Among the millions of species of living beings, there are those that stand out for their unusualness and uniqueness. They may have unusual shapes, colors, behavior or abilities that cause surprise and admiration.

In this article, we will tell you about some of the most unusual animals in the world that you may have never seen before. These creatures prove that nature knows no limits in its creativity.

 

Fire-bellied toad

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Fire-bellied toads have brightly colored red-black or yellow-black patterns on their abdomen, hence their name.

When threatened, the fire-bellied toad first rears up and takes a defensive pose, showing off its “fiery” abdominal part. If this demonstration does not work, it will completely roll over onto its back, showing off its bright colors to the predator. Showing brightly colored body parts warns an attacker that her skin is toxic.

 

English lop

English Lop
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The English Lop is a fancy breed of domestic rabbit developed in England in the 19th century. These rabbits have the longest ears of any rabbit breed.

They are believed to be the first breed of lop rabbit bred by humans, and may be one of the oldest breeds of domestic rabbits. The English lop has a large body size and weighs on average 5,5 kg.

 

Imperial newt

Tylototriton shanjing, emperor newt, Mandarin newt or Mandarin salamander
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This colorful creature has several names: Tilototriton shanjing, imperial newt, mandarin newt or mandarin salamander. This is a highly toxic newt native to China. The rows of orange warts along its back are poison glands.

In addition, when the newt is captured, the tips of the ribs will squeeze out the poison from the glands on its back. Emperor newts have enough toxin to kill approximately 7500 mice.

 

Slinger wrasse

Sling-jaw wrasse
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The slinger wrasse catches small fish and crustaceans using its highly retractable jaw, which can quickly extend to half its body length, forming a tube-like shape.

The slinger wrasse has the largest jaw protrusion of any fish. The speed and length of jaw extension allows this fish to catch small fish and crustaceans.

 

 

Quokka

Quokka
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The quokka resembles a kangaroo or wallaby in appearance. This animal is the size of a domestic cat or an average dog. Quokkas are known as the happiest animals on Earth.

Quokkas are very curious and are not afraid of people, often letting them get close. However, several dozen cases of quokkas biting people, especially children, are recorded annually.

A characteristic feature is the “smile” on the face, which appears when the jaw muscles relax and the animal stops chewing.