Here’s A Bunch Of Animals You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

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The animal kingdom is as vast as it is beautiful. Yet despite our best efforts, most people only know a very select part of the different kinds of species you can run into on our beautiful planet. We’re discovering new species on almost a daily basis (and sadly, species are dying at an even faster rate) so it’s pretty much impossible to keep up with all the new discoveries.

 

Let’s take a look at some animal species you’ve probably never heard of. And because I’m in somewhat of a good mood, I’ll let you know where to find them! Just don’t hunt them all down and kill them, it literally ruins ecosystems. Looking at them is fine, waving is fine too, but that’s about as far as human interference should go.

 

 

Snub-Nosed Monkey
These monkeys appear in China and Myanmar. As you can guess, they get their name from their stumpy noses in combination with their typically round face. And yes, they look a bit like Michael Jackson.

 

 

Gerenuk
This one is also known as a “giraffe gazelle”, since it’s a gazelle with a freakishly long neck. They’re found in the wild in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of the Eastern African continent.


Okapi
Looking like a mix between a zebra and a donkey with the head of a giraffe, one can only imagine the events where this species came to be. Must’ve been one hell of a party. These animals are found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is in Central Africa.

 

 

Markhor
The Markhor is also known as the “screw horn goat”, because their horns look like screws. Yeah. They’re not very inventive with the nicknames. Anyway, they’re found in most Middle Eastern countries ending on “-stan”, along with the Himalayas.

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