As many species worldwide edge towards extinction and the list of endangered animals grows long, many new species of animals are being discovered all over the planet by scientists and adventurers. As also, many of the animals previously believed to be extinct are offering rare sightings. Evidently, a lot of our planet still remains unseen for most of us. Here are some of the animals that most of us have definitely never seen before in our lives.
1. Water Deer
The Water Deer a.k.a Vampire Deer has protruding tasks in the male of the species. They are quite shy and solitary animals and are found in China, Korea and northern Afghanistan where it was spotted for the first time in 60 years.
Squid with teeth is a rare squid species that has folds of skin imitating the looks of human teeth. They look funny and forever amused.
3. Pinocchio Frog
Pinocchio Frog discovered in the Foja Mountains of New Guinea is a tree frog whose nose like appendage points upwards when it calls and then goes limp.
4. pea-sized frog
The pea-sized frog was discovered in 2010 in Borneo, Southeast Asia and is the tiniest frog in the world with the largest adult males reaching only half an inch in length.
See-through Shrimps. First discovered in 2013, these ghostly looking creatures live in caves off the coast of Catalina Islands, near Los Angeles. They look like shrimps but are nearer to amphipods.
6. Sea Dragons
Sea Dragons are marine fish found in the waters off south and East Australia. They have leafy and weedy appendages for camouflage. There’s no doubt theylook straight out of a fantasy adventure.
7. A living stick
A living stick is what it might look like but it’s a large new species of stick insect discovered in Vietnam in 2014. It grows to more than a foot long.
8. Moustached Guenon monkey
Moustached Guenon monkey from the West African forest have a colorful and striking appearance.
Tree-kangaroos of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and north Queensland, Australia have adapted to life in the tress. They were first discovered in 1990, with a second species identified in 2005.
10. The Tube-nosed fruit bat
The Tube-nosed fruit bat found in Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Australia and the Solomon Islands.
11. Snow Leopard
And lastly the rarely seen, and truly majestic Himalayan Snow Leopard.