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21 Curious Animals You Never Knew Existed

It's a weird world, my friends.

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1. Maned Wolf

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Also known as the winner of "Nature's Next Top Model."

Native to: South America (mainly Brazil)

Defining characteristic: From foot to shoulder, they stand between two to about four feet tall. It's also smelly.

3. Dumbo Octopus

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Also known as the stunt double for the octopus from Finding Nemo.

Native to: 9,800 - 23,000 feet below sea level

Defining characteristic: Protruding "ears" which give it its name.

5. Sunda Flying Lemur

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Also known as the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Native to: Southeastern Asia

Defining characteristic: It is not a lemur and it does not fly. It is a colugo, and it glides due to a membrane that connects its limbs. Also (in case you hadn't noticed), its eyes are massive.

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