10 Most Mysterious Animals on Earth

April 12, 2023

By Radha Maithili Sekharamantry

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The animal kingdom is full of mystery, from bizarre creatures with strange abilities to those with unique features. Here are amazing facts about ten of the most mysterious animals on the planet.

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Also known as a water bear, this animal can survive extreme conditions, including freezing temperatures and the vacuum of space.

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Native to eastern Australia, it is one of the few mammals that lays eggs rather than giving birth to live young.

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Also known as the scaly anteater, it is the world's most trafficked mammal due to high demand for its meat and scales. These can be found in a wide range of habitats across Asia and Africa.

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Mantis Shrimp

Predominantly found in the Indian and Pacific ocean waters, it has the fastest punch in the animal kingdom, capable of smashing its prey with a force of up to 1,500 Newtons.

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Native to Arctic waters around Greenland, Russia and Canada, this one has a long tusk that is actually a tooth that can grow up to 10 feet long.

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It has three hearts and blue blood, and can camouflage itself by changing color and texture to blend in with its surroundings.

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Native to the Congo, this animal is often referred to as a "forest giraffe" due to its long neck and zebra-like stripes on its legs.

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Electric Eel

Found predominantly in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, this animal can generate an electrical charge of up to 600 volts, which it uses to stun prey and defend itself from predators.

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Angler Fish

It has a bioluminescent lure on top of its head that it uses to attract prey in the dark depths of the ocean. One can spot them in the deep-sea habitats of the Atlantic, Southern and Indian oceans.

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Salamanders that have the ability to grow and regenerate new limbs, spinal cords, hearts, and other internal organs.