2013’s Ten Weirdest Animal stories

By on January 8, 2014

It’s the start of a new year and, inevitably, these “Top 10” lists surface as we reflect upon the previous 12 months. National Geographic has recently published a story on the “Ten Weirdest Animal Stories of 2013.” You can find the article here, and you should definitely take a look at the images and videos, but look below for a quick summary of the stories.

10. New Spider Weaves Spider-Shaped Web- creepy, but fantastically cool…

9. Giant Sea Cucumber Eats With Its Anus– we all have our idiosyncrasies….

8. New Hot-Pink Slug Found in Australia– you aren’t seeing things…don’t worry. This guy is for real.

7. Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”-Bizarre? We think he’s quite cute!

6. What’s the World’s Ugliest Animal?– Really? The ugliest? Out of ALL the animals in the world? Yes, indeed. This blob takes 1st prize.

5. Praying Mantis Mimics Flower to Trick Prey– sneaky, sneaky…

4. “Extinct” Pinocchio Lizard Found in Ecuador– yes, he’s got a super long….nose. What we’re you thinking?

3. Baby Olinguito Found in Colombia– Holy cuteness.

2. Exclusive Video: World’s Biggest Pig Revealed– yup. He’s large and in charge.

1. Troll-Haired Mystery Bug Found in Suriname– We think you should run if you see this dude.

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