Most people do not fully realize the ridiculous diversity that is present within animals. There are so many different types of animals, and within those animal groups, there are plenty of different species and variations of everything. The following list is a compilation of some of the animals that are not as common as the average dog, cat, lion, or tiger. These animals are funny-looking, bizarre, and may cause people to question what happened in the evolutionary chain that allowed them to survive.
The zebra duiker is a small type of antelope, found mainly in Liberia. Although they’re mainly very quiet, shy animals, they’re also known to fight vigorously when attacked or threatened.
The fossa is another animal native to Madagascar. Believe it or not, it is actually related to the mongoose family, and it looks like a mash-up between a cat, a dog, and a mongoose.
Although the maned wolf looks very similar to a fox (with longer legs), and has the word “wolf” in its name, it is actually not too closely related to the fox or the wolf. Although they all belong to the canid family, the maned wolf is different from other canids in a lot of ways.