5 Unique Animals You Had Never Heard Of. We would be surprised if you had heard of these unique, weird animals before seeing this video. Unless of course you saw our top 5 strangest flying animals video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyWb… or our Top 5 Recent Animal Discoveries Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGXCV… 😉
5. Flying Frog
A flying frog (also called a gliding frog) is a frog that has the ability to achieve gliding flight. This evolution is seen as an adaptation to their life in trees, high above the ground. "Enlarged hands and feet, full webbing between all fingers and toes, lateral skin flaps on the arms and legs, and reduced weight per snout-vent length". These changes contribute to the flying frog's aerodynamic abilities. It can fly/glide for well over 50 feet at a time! This one and number 3 you had never heard of UNLESS you saw our earlier video on them! 😉
4. Indian Purple Frog
The Indian purple frog can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Names in English that have been used for this species are purple frog, Indian purple frog or pig nose frog. The frogs spend most of the year underground, surfacing only for about two weeks, during the monsoon, for purposes of mating. The frog's reclusive lifestyle is what caused the adults to escape earlier notice by biologists, and hence delay its scientific description.
3. Snub-Nosed Monkey
The Snub-Nosed monkeys get their name from the short stump of a nose on their round face, with nostrils arranged forward. They have relatively multicolored and long fur, particularly at the shoulders and backs. The reason we decided to include them is because they are often referred to as the "Michael Jackson" monkey and wee must say; They really do look like him!
2. Uterine Lice
Luckily for us, uterine lice only infects angel sharks. Unfortunately for them, the flea-like larva of this crustacean seeks out the reproductive canal of a female host, creeps its buggy way through the reproductive canal, attaches itself to the inner lining of the uterus, and remains there permanently. It cements its head in the tissues, loses all of its limbs, and grows into a soft, immobile, worm-like tassel. If the host happens to be pregnant, the bug is also just as likely to latch onto the skin of an unborn pup, but won’t live long once the pup is born.
1. Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
The hummingbird hawk-moth is, predictably, a moth that looks like a hummingbird. A sac in the front of its head expands with air when the moth inhales and then deflates when it exhales, allowing it to suck up nectar. Along with having a proboscis like a hummingbird, its wings can move just as fast, emitting a similar low humming noise when flying… Pretty damn good resemblance!