Mother Nature is always full of surprises. It’s hard to believe how many incredible and different creatures live on our planet!
Look at ten rare animals that you’ve probably never heard of before. The diversity of our beautiful world never ceases to amaze us!
1. The Amazon river dolphin
Young Amazon river dolphins, also known as pink river dolphins, are light gray, but some of them become pink as they get older. These dolphins aren’t friendly or easily trained, so they are rarely held in captivity.
2. The Nendo tube-nosed fruit bat
This cute bat with unusually kind eyes and tube-like nostrils was discovered in 2009 in the forests of Papua New Guinea. It became an internet sensation as the ’’Yoda bat’’ due to its resemblance to the Jedi Master from the Star Wars movies.
3. The Albino Chinese softshell turtle
These little turtles use their long necks and tube-like nostrils as a snorkel to breath under the water.
4. The Cherax Pulcher
This fantastically beautiful, colorful crab was discovered in Indonesia last year.
5. The pink-eyed Caedicia
This grasshopper with striking, pink bean-like eyes lives in the Muller Range mountains in the Pacific highlands.
6. The salp
Salps are planktonic tunicates that feed off CO2 in the water, pumping it through their transparent bodies. We should all probably say thank you to them, because they reduce the carbon levels in the water and in the air as well.