Weird isn’t always bad, in fact some animals are so weird looking that they’re cute. Cute or not though, there is no denying that these creatures are not going to win any beauty pageants anytime soon.
Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtle
Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtle looks a little like…well we know you’re thinking it too. This giant turtle is a freshwater species that spends 95% of its life buried under the sand with only its mouth and eyes showing. How often does this endangered creature come up for air? Just twice a day!
Giant Coconut Crab
The giant coconut crab isn’t as much weird as it’s just plain petrifying. These huge crabs are known for being the largest land-living arthropod in the world and can weigh up to 9 pounds. What’s even crazier than the 3 foot leg span of these crabs? The fact that they feed on carrion and even live rats in addition to fleshy fruits.
The Blob Fish
The poor blob fish makes it on to just about every “ugly creature” list out there but there really is no denying that this gelatinous creature belongs on the list. The blob fish is a deep sea fish that lives some 2,000–3,900 ft down and floats through life eating whatever passes in front of it.
The Long-eared Jerboa is definitely one of those animals that is so strange looking that it’s cute…it’s not really ugly, just different. This nocturnal rodent has large hind legs which facilitate high jumping for such a small creature, and large ears used to locate their insect prey.
The aye-aye is not always so peculiar looking, in fact when they are fully grown they can be quite lemur-esque and almost cute if you can get over those crazy long fingers. This little guy is not fully grown though and is slightly reminiscent of something you would see in a horror movie. The truly amazing thing about this primate? It is the only single surviving creature in a unique evolutionary line.