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    21 Animals That Will Make You Say WTF

    Evolution, what have you done?!

    1. It's good to embrace who you are, Goblin Shark, but GTFO!

    The goblin shark's mouth is thought to expand in such a way that it creates a vacuum, which sucks in its prey.

    2. Yeti Crab, dude, shag is soo out of style...

    Flickr: bahkubean

    The yeti crab belongs to its own genus of crab, and has no eyes but tons of hair.

    3. Blob fish, you feeling OK, bro?

    Flickr: 98701585@N02

    The blobfish lives deep in the ocean, where super high pressures necessitate it being basically a ball of jello.

    4. You own a Mystery Machine too, Angora Rabbit?

    Flickr: squish_e

    Originally from Turkey, Angora rabbits' hair was often used to make garments in 18th-century France.

    5. Markhor, are you compensating for something?

    Flickr: clarissa

    The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, and it is related to the common goat. Its horns can grow up to 5 feet long in some males.

    6. What do you think you are, gerenuk, some mini-giraffe or something?

    Gerenuks are sadly severely endangered, and less than 100,000 remain in the wild.

    7. How do you feel about basically being a Pokemon, pink fairy armadillo?

    Flickr: nostri-imago

    The pink fairy armadillo generally weighs less than a pound and can bury itself in seconds if disturbed.

    8. Were your parents a deer and a fox, maned wolf?

    Flickr: 37467370@N08

    The maned wolf generally lives a solitary life in Brazil. Bananas, apples, and avocados make up a substantial part of this animal's diet.

    9. You swear you've given up sucking blood, lamprey?

    Flickr: usfwspacific

    Lampreys are amongst the most basic vertebrates in the world. Lacking jaws, they bite onto their prey with a sucker-like mouth.

    10. Are you more raccoon or dog, raccoon dog?

    Flickr: -mbender

    Raccoon dogs are not related at all to raccoons, and are only passingly related to dogs. They are natives of Japan.

    11. Straight up royalty, right, Amazonian royal flycatcher?

    Amazonian royal flycatchers are one of the few species of flycatchers to have a colorful head crest. They are found throughout the rainforest in South America.

    12. You fulfill Animorphs fans' dreams, liger!

    Flickr: techsavi

    Ligers don't occur in the wild naturally, luckily; they're hybrids of male lions with female tigresses. The largest recorded liger weighs upward of 922 pounds.

    13. Rough night, vervet monkey?

    Flickr: berniedup

    Vervet monkeys are seen as useful research animals, and are often trapped and sold.

    14. Hey, long-eared jerboa, Dumbo called!

    The long-eared jerboa is an incredibly adaptable animal, living in the Gobi Desert where temperatures routinely go from -40 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit annually.

    15. Amazonian giant centipede, take what you want, just leave, please!

    Flickr: todbaker

    Giant centipedes can grow up to a foot long and some can run up to 20 inches a second.

    16. And here everyone thought you were a fish, mimic octopus.

    Mimic octopuses, which live around Indonesia, are considered masters of disguise. They can change color, and impersonate lionfish, jellyfish, shrimp, crabs, and other marine animals.

    17. Feeling horny, babirusa?

    Flickr: cactusbeetroot

    The male babirusa's horns, unless worn down or broken in combat, will continue to grow and will eventually puncture the animal's own skull.

    18. So... uh, where'd your head go, sage grouse?

    Flickr: vividcorvid

    Sage grouses can often grow up to two feet tall. They have a unique mating dance, in which females pick the best dancing males to partner up with.

    19. Yo, tobacco hornworm, you really need to lay off that nicotine...

    Flickr: jdn

    Tobacco hornworms have a specially evolved digestive track that allows them to process the nicotine found in tobacco plants.

    20. That's, uh, that's some fancy plumage you got there, axolotl.

    Flickr: david_shane

    Axolotls can measure up to a foot in length. It has a rare trait of keeping its larval features through adulthood.

    21. Aye-aye...WTF...

    Flickr: 42409752@N07

    Aye-ayes are only found on the island of Madagascar, and are distant relatives of humans.