Many animals around the world are entirely different from the ones you may find in a zoo.
While we may all know the lion, giraffe, otter, and even the red panda, there are even more exotic and strange animals that can be found around the world.
Some of these strange animals have been discovered recently and commonly from the deep ocean on land.
This highlights that there are even more species and unique animals to be found on Earth, waiting for scientists and researchers to discover them one day.
Some of the ten strangest animals can be found in our oceans, land, rivers, and more worldwide.
10 /10 Dumbo Octopus
The dumbo octopus refers to a genus of deep-sea umbrella octopi, whose fins resemble Dumbo the elephant’s ears. Currently, there are 15 known species, but there are suspected to be more.
Like all umbrella octopi, their arms are connected by a web of skin, looking like an umbrella when they spread their arms.
They live in the deepest open ocean, at least 13m100 feet (4000 m) down, making them the most profound living of all known octopi.
They must live devoid of sunlight in icy water. They are scarce, so they have specialized behaviors to increase the likelihood of reproducing when a mate is found.
9 /10 Irrawaddy Dolphin
The Irrawaddy dolphin is found along the coast in South and Southeast Asia and three rivers (the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar, the Mahakam in Indonesia, and the Mekong between Cambodia and Lao PDR rare).
Their distinct appearance has a bulging forehead, short beak, and 12-19 teeth on each side of their two jaws.