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    Updated on Mar 27, 2019. Posted on Mar 1, 2019

    15 Pics Of Unusual Animals That Will Make You Say "Wait What IS That?"

    Capybaras, dugongs, and penis snakes, oh my!

    1. The binturong, AKA the bearcat

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    These mammals aren't related to bears OR cats, but apparently (and confusingly) they smell distinctly like popcorn!

    2. The red-lipped batfish

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    This unusual lipstick-lookin fish is only found in the Galapagos, and it's also famous for using its fins to "walk around" as pseudo-legs!

    3. The Atretochoana eiselti, AKA the Penis Snake

    4. The ocean sunfish

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    Also known as the common mola, this is the heaviest bony fish in the world and can grow to be as large as 14 feet x 10 feet!! They also apparently hang out near the water's surface so that seabirds can rip parasites off their body, so that's uh, cool.

    5. The muntjac, AKA the barking deer

    6. The goblin shark

    7. The naked mole-rat

    8. The pink fairy armadillo

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    This tiny species of armadillo lives in Argentina and spends most of its life digging underground.

    9. The blobfish

    10. The purple frog

    11. The pangolin, AKA the scaly anteater

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    These are technically not that closely related to actual anteaters, but they are able to roll up into a ball and are covered in scales.

    12. The capybara

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    As the world's largest rodent, capybaras are closely related to guinea pigs and love being around water.

    13. The star-nosed mole

    14. The Sunda flying lemur

    15. And finally, the dugong

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    Often confused with its close relative, the manatee, dugongs have fluked tails (like whales have) and small tusks.

    This post was translated from German.