From fanged deer to dogs that look more like raccoons, here are a few bizarre and beautiful creatures that most of us are unfamiliar with…

Tufted Deer

This small species of deer is found in central China, and known for the tuft of dark hair on their foreheads. Funny, one would think they might be known for their fangs…

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Pink Fairy Armadillo

With it’s shielded head and torso, this 4-inch nocturnal pink armadillo uses those crazy claws to basically swim through sand just below the surface…

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The Fossa

Like a small cougar, the fossa is the largest carnivorous mammal on the island of Madagascar. Their retractable claws allow them to climb up trees and just as easily run back down them head-first…

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The Gerenuk

This long-necked species of antelope, also called the Waller’s Gazelle, is found in East Africa. Their long legs and necks enable them to reach higher branches for food…

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Naked Mole Rat

For as ugly as they seem, the Naked Mole Rat is incredible. They live up to 28 years, which is unparalleled among other similar animals, and maintain their fertility for for almost all that time. They are often used in cancer research and in aging studies, since they are born looking like this and barely age at all…

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Irrawaddy Dolphin

Only found in the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia, this dolphin is closely related to the killer whale…

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