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Hi News Viewers, welcome to the free-ranging convo about all animals, all the time, the planet we live on (yeah, we chat about human animals too, buncha weirdos that we are. . . . 😼) In other words, what you have to say is what we want to hear. . . . . (within reason unless it’s funny, then without reason flies too. . . .)

Speaking of weirdos, today’s animals are among the strangest and most bizarre creatures in the world–the animals pictured are a tiny percentage of the weirdness that is the Animal King and Queendom. In fact, these are some of the LEAST bizarre; I may have nightmares tonight over some of the animals I’ve read about for this post; on the other hand, I may also want to start my own animal sanctuary. It’s complicated. . . . . .And I thought people were strange……

The English Angora Rabbit
This rare shark is sometimes even called a “living fossil”, “is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old.” Goblin sharks inhabit the depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles. Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans
Gerenuk–Found in Africa, this long-necked antelope with a long, slender neck and limbs is also known as giraffe gazelle, the animal spends most of the day foraging and feeding
Unlike other fish and weird animals, the red-lipped batfish actually uses its fins to walk on the ocean floor.

Clockwise from top left: Maned Wolf (Brazil) 4 ft. tall, Japanese Spider Crab (30-40 lbs, legs 13 feet long), Naked Mole Rat (East Africa), Lilac-Breasted Roller (Kenya, State Bird)

This little octopus looks like a real-life Pokémon and lives over 5,000 feet under the sea
Venezuelan Poodle Moth:–Discovered in Venezuela in 2009, this new species of alien-looking moth has poodle-like fur covering even its wings.

Clockwise from top left: Rainbow Peacock Tarantula (Australia), Lesula (found in the Congo, the Cercopithecus lomamiensis, is the first new species of monkey found in 28 years) Thorny Dragon or Devil (Australia); The Shoebill (East Africa),

The emperor tamarin monkey has such prominent facial hair that it was named after German Emperor Wilhelm II, a man who was known for his pronounced mustache.

Share and share alike, pet stories are always welcome, human stories, news stories, earth, plants and weather, in short and as usual, watcha got? If it’s not an long video clip, I’m all in, and BTW, Happy Monday folks, Day 376 of the COVID Pandemic per the WHO.