Here are ten strange animals that you have probably never heard of, let alone, and ever met.
And at the end of this article, you’ll find a bonus that will blow your mind.
10- Mangalitsa pig ( pig in sheep’s clothing )
The birthplace of this curly-haired pig is Hungary, where it was discovered in the mid 19th century. Due to the fleece covering this animal, it resembles a sheep, therefore its name.
The fleece can be black or red, but these cuties are most commonly blond, This is the last pig in existence to boast such an amazing winter coat.
Tragically, it was nearly extinct by the 1990s, when fewer than 200 pigs could be found in Hungary, all because of their extraordinarily tasty lard.
Thankfully, nowadays, the future of Mangalitsa looks much brighter!
9- Rhinopithecus ( or golden snub-nosed monkey )
The name of this species is roxellana, and there is a story behind it. It is believed that they were called this way after the supposedly snub-nosed courtesan of Suleiman the Magnificent, a 16th century Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Another interesting thing is the difference between male and female monkeys, with males being twice heavier than females and of a different color.
Females have darker, or even black tones on their forehead and upper parts.
Infants have such a light coat, it may seem white in the sunlight.
8- Emperor tamarin
This guy looks like a real emperor, or at least a wise old man, with its fabulous mustache.
And indeed, they were called like this because of the resemblance of their mustache to that of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
The size of this cute little thing is only about 10 inches, or 26 centimeters, but their tail can be up to 16 inches, or 40 centimeters long.
They live in groups of between 4 to 20 animals, and often give birth to twins, They are not completely vegetarian. Besides flowers, nectar and fruit, tamarins can feast on frogs, snails, and even small birds.
7- Patagonian Mara
If you are wondering if this animal is a cross between a kangaroo and a hare, think again.
Patagonian Mara is the fourth largest rodent on our planet. There are several interesting facts about them :
Females often put offsprings into creches for safety, Males help to guard their babies. They grunt when they try to threaten and also they squeal like guinea pigs.
If you startle them, these animals can leap up to 6 feet or 182 centimeters in the air.
What’s your record jump? As for their character, well, they can be quite flighty.
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