The world is filled with exotic wildlife. Even if you’re a dedicated animal enthusiast, you can’t honestly expect to know all of the 1,367,555 non-insect animal species, that are identified on the face of Earth today. There are a lot of species that are lesser-known to the general public and interesting to learn more about. Here are 10 strange animals that you probably haven’t heard of.
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk or satin. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin, flesh, and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. They are often exhibited in poultry shows and appear in various colors.
Sunda Flying Lemur
Also known as the Malayan flying lemur or Malayan colugo, is a species of colugo. It’s not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits. The Sunda flying lemur is a skillful climber but is helpless when on the ground. It is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.