Animals that Really Exist
The shoebill - This species is also referred to using the names Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork. The bird has a large shoe-shaped bill hence its unusual name. The Shoebill lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia and it is also known for its unique blue feathers. These birds are quite large and they can range in height from 110cm - 152c
Red-Lipped Batfish - This fish looks hilarious! The Red-Lipped Batfish is found on the Galapagos Islands however you probably wont spot it swimming by any time soon! This fish uses its pectoral fins to walk on the bottom of the ocean. Perhaps its embarrassed by its permanent bright shade of red lipstick?
The Umbonia Spinosa - What exactly is this alienesque creature? Scientists are still quite confused about this species although it is believed that they are related to cicadas. The Umbonia Spinosa use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. Were fascinated by the creatures large and colorful body!
The Blue Dragon - Also knows as the Glaucus Atlanticus this crazy-looking creature is a species of blue sea slug. Much more elaborate than a sea slug however the Blue Dragon is able to float on the waters surface because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach. This species can be found in the warm ocean waters and we think they look magnificent!
The Mantis Shrimp - The Mantis Shrimp also has a few other nicknames such as sea locusts prawn killers and thumb splitters. But did you know that this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters? We thought this creature was just some kind of rare psychedelic crustacean!
The Venezuelan Poodle Moth - The Venezuelan Poodle Moth was only discovered fairly recently in 2009. Found in Venezuela this strange looking creature has even become the subject of a popular meme! We think this species is probably the most adorable moth weve ever seen and we can definitely see the resemblance to a poodle.
The Blue Parrotfish - Smile for the camera! This comical looking fish is known as a Blue Parrotfish and they average 30-75 cm in length. Some can grow up to 1.2m though - crazy! There is no other species of fish that contains such a stunning uniform blue color across the whole species. The Blue Parrotfish spends a whopping 80% of its time looking for food.
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