16 Coolest Animals In The World

Snub-nosed Monkey
Snub-nosed Monkey

Nature is full of surprises and animals are not only cows, giraffes, lions, and tigers. There are some creatures that are not known by the people. But in actuality, they are full of astonishing features and capabilities. Here is a list of some animals which are unique and undiscovered by most people. Here is the list of the coolest animals in the world

Coolest Animals In The World

1. Snub-nosed Monkey

Snub-nosed monkey grows as long as 25 inches and weighs around 13 kg and has a life expectancy of 20-23 years. It is golden, brown, and red and found in the forests of South Western China. It has reddish-golden fur on its cape and back. The color of the face is generally pale blue and crown-to-nape areas are brown. making it one of the cutest monkeys in the world.

Its tail is longer than its head and body length. It can run at a speed of around 33 mph and is a herbivore animal. During summer it feeds on seeds, fruits, leaves, and buds and during winter its diet includes barks, grasses, and lichens of trees. It is considered an endangered monkey by IUCN because of habitat loss and poaching.

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Snub-nosed Monkey
Snub-nosed Monkey

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2. Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Lowland-streaked Tenrec can grow as long as 10 to 15 inches and weighs 3.5 to 5.3 lb. it is found in oceans and deciduous forests of Madagascar and mainland Africa. It is a hedgehog and shrew-like mammal with a life expectancy of around 10 years. It can have tailor can be tailless also. It is a rodent and has fur-like quills on its body that are thorny. Some Tenrec can also have soft fur while some can have stiff fur also. Its spiny fur is brownish-black and can run at a speed of 33 mph. Tenrec is an insectivorous and omnivorous animal feeding on insects, small animals, and fruits.

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Lowland Streaked Tenrec
Lowland Streaked Tenrec

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3. Gharial

Gharial can grow as long as 19 feet and weighs 159 to 181 kg. it is greenish-brown with dark brown scales, white on the underside having a powerful tail and a long snout. It is found in the riverine habitats of India and Nepal with a life expectancy of around 29 years. The gharial is one of the largest crocodiles and is known for its long cylindrical snout which is used for catching its prey. It has well-webbed and powerful feet and a muscular tail that helps it to move in the water. It usually feeds on insects, frogs, and most fishes.

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Gharial
Gharial

4. Gerenuk

Gerenuk can grow as long as 4.6 to 5.3 feet and weighs 85 to 90 lb. It is found in woodlands, forests, and plains of Africa and has a life expectancy of around 8 years. It is known for its resemblance with the giraffe and is also known as Giraffe Gazelle. A gerenuk is a long-necked antelope with a small head and big eyes and ears. It has a short reddish-brown fur coat and a short tail. It is an adorable and beautiful animal that feeds only on fruits, leaves, flowers, and buds.

Gerenuk
Gerenuk

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5. Okapi

Okapi can grow as long as 4.9 to 8 feet and weighs 200-350 kg. It is found in Ituri rainforests and canopy rainforests in central and sub-Saharan Africa and the democratic region of Congo. It resembles deer and zebras due to its black and white stripes and has a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.

This kind of animal is known as Ungulate because of the presence of hooves on its feet. It has a shiny brown coat with black and white stripes on its back and legs. It is characterized by its long neck and large round eyes. Okapi is a herbivore animal feeding on plants, leaves, fruits, and twigs.

Okapi
Okapi

6. Spiny Orb-weaver spider

The spiny Orb-weaver spider can grow as long as 1.5-9.5 mm and weighs 160g. It is found in woodlands and shrubby gardens in the United States with a life expectancy of 1 year. It is a bright, colorful spider with red spines on its body. Its spines make it look unique and attractive. This spider has eight legs with black and white spots on its body. It feeds on small insects like mosquitoes, moths, and beetles.

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Spiny Orb-weaver spider
Spiny Orb-weaver spider

7. Markhor or Screw horn goat

Markhor or Screw horn goat can grow as long as 52 to 73 inches and weighs 71 to 240 lb. It is found in mountains, scrublands, and open woodlands of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Northern India. One of the amazing horned animals is a species of wild goat with a life span of 12-13 years. Male Markhor horns are about 63 inches long and females have 10 inches long horns.

It is generally brown, black, white, and grey with white underpants and black and white patterns on the legs. Long fur is present around its neck and chest like a mane. A markhor is known for its corkscrew-shaped horns and can be straight flared outwards and corkscrew-shaped. It is a strong and adorable animal known for its long twisted horns and feeds on grasses, shrubs, leaves, and twigs.

Markhor or Screw horn goat
Markhor or Screw horn goat

8. Pangolin

Pangolin can grow as long as 33 to 48 inches and weighs 10 to 16 kg. It is found in forests, grasslands, barren hills, and open lands of China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and has a life span of around 13-19 years. It is generally brown with scales covering the face, body, forelimbs, and hind limbs. Its armor-like scales are made of keratin and provide protection against predators. It has a cone-shaped head with small dark eyes and a long muzzle. It feeds on ants, termites, beetles, and cockroaches.

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Pangolin
Pangolin

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9. Tufted Deer

Tufted deer can grow as long as 43 to 63 inches and weighs 17 to 30 kg. It is found in mixed forests and moist tropical forests of East Asia native to China and Myanmar. It has a lifespan of about 12 years. it is identified by the tuft of hair present on its forehead. It is a chocolate brown color on the upper body parts and the underside is white. fang-like canines are present in male deer which it utilizes for fighting and give it a vampire-like appearance. Tufted deer nourish on fruits, leaves, grasses, plants, and twigs.

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Tufted deer
Tufted deer

10. Goblin shark

The Goblin shark is one of the animals in the Mariana trenches can grow as long as 118 to 157 inches and weighs 210 kg. It is found in deep seas and near the bottom of the water in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a life span of about 16 to 60 years. It has a long snout in front of its mouth which helps it to capture prey. Its small fins help it to breathe underwater. Goblin shark widens their jaws up to 3 inches to catch their prey like crabs, fishes, and squids.

Goblin shark
Goblin shark

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11. Fossa

The fossa is one of the coolest animals in the world scientifically known as ryptoprocta ferox known for its cat-like appearance with its long tail and endemic to Madagascar. The animal species is a member of Eupleridae which belong to the family of carnivorans and is very closely related to the Malagasy civet. The fossa can be considered a mixture of a cat, a dog, and a mongoose. The species hunt both during the day and night and mostly like to hunt on Lemurs along with small mammals such as fish, lizards, birds, frogs, and insects.

Fossa
Fossa

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12. Maned wolf

The maned wolf scientifically known as Chrysocyon brachyurus is a large canine native to South America. It is also known as Lobo Guara and can be seen in the regions of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Paraguay, and is almost extinct in Uruguay. The markings on the skin resemble foxes, however, they are neither foxes nor a wolf. The maned wolf is the largest canid in South America that stands at 3 feet (90 centimeters) tall at the shoulder and weighs about 50 pounds (23 kilograms).

Maned wolf
Maned wolf

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13. Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon is a species of blue sea slug known by many names such as blue sea dragon, sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, dragon slug, blue sea slug, and blue ocean slug. These species feed on other pelagic creatures mostly Portuguese man o’ war and other venomous siphonophores. Blue dragons are mostly seen on the surface of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. It prefers to thrive in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. It can grow a maximum of upto three centimeters long.

Blue Dragon
Blue Dragon

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14. Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab is a spider species that can grow up to 12.5 feet and is mostly seen in the Pacific side of Japan and Taiwan. They are seen at the depth of between 160 to 2000 feet (50-600 m) deep and love to thrive at an avarage water temperature of approx 50 degrees. The avarage lifespan of species is up to 100 years. The avarage weight of the giant spider species is 42 pounds and feeds on plants, algae, mollusks, shrimp, and small fishes.

Japanese Spider Crab
Japanese Spider Crab

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15. Slow Loris

Slow Loris is one of the coolest animals in the world and the closest relative of the African bushbabies. It is one of the slowers animals but can travel around 8 kilometers in one night. The movement of the animal species is snake-like because it has more spinal vertebras than other primates. Among all primates, Slow loris has the longest tongue for drinking nectar. The avarage lifespan of slow loris is 17 years in the wild. It can grow upto 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) in length and its avarage wieght is around 15 ounces (425 grams).

Slow Loris
Slow Loris

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16. Pacu Fish

Pacu Fish also known as vegetarian piranha can grow between 7 to 42 inches in length and its avarage weight is between 2 to 97 pounds depending on its breed. Talking about its appearance, it has broad and flat bodies along with fins on its back and bellies. The fish species with big lips can come in several colors such as silver, gray, black, and white, however, there are breeds with flashier hues including red-bellied pacu. The common feature of all pacu fish is their human-like teeth and hence listed as one of the coolest animals in the world.

Pacu Fish
Pacu Fish

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