Skip To Content
    This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!

    10 New Animals Discovered In 2013

    2013 was a great year in uncovering nature's diversity. Here are 10 of the coolest creatures to "debut" this year.

    Tigrina, Leopardus guttulus

    Olinguito, Bassaricyon neblina

    Walking Shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera

    View this video on YouTube


    According to Voa News: "A new species of epaulet shark has been discovered in waters off a remote Indonesian island. Officially called Hemiscyllium halamhera, the shark was first seen by divers in 2008 as it 'walked' along sea floor, but has only now been identified as a new species."

    This vivid giant clam

    Skeleton Shrimp, Liropus minusculus

    This planthopper

    Baturite Porcupine, Coendou baturitensis

    Hopbeard Plunderfish, Pogonophryne neyelovi.

    Omani owl

    Pirate Ant, Cardiocondyla pirata