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10 Animals That Deserve Their Own National Geographic Special

In the 25 years it's been on air, National Geographic Explorer has featured some of the world's strangest animals. In its next 25, they should spotlight some of these...

  • 1. The Capybara

    The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Capybaras are gentle and will usually allow humans to pet and hand-feed them. They are even kept as pets!

  • 2. Albino Alligators

    Albino gators are very rare and are mainly found in zoos. They are very sensitive to light.

  • 3. The Aye Aye

    The Aye Aye is the world's largest nocturnal primate. It is also one of the ugliest.

  • 4. The Agora Rabbit

    The Agora rabbit is a domesticated rabbit, known and cultivated for its fur. Obviously.

  • 5. Blobfish

    The blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans.

  • 6. Tamarin

    The tamarin is a squirrel sized monkey with a beard!

  • 7. The Giant Chinese Salamander

    The giant Chinese salamander is the largest salamander in the world. It is considered critically endangered and can only be found in rocky mountain streams/lakes in China.

  • 8. The Baskin Shark

    The baskin shark is the second largest living shark, after the whale shark.

  • 9. Pygmy Tarsiers

    Tarsiers are small animals with ENORMOUS eyes. They are found only in Southeast Asia.

  • 10. The Slow Loris

    The cutest animal ever.