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Top 5 Amazing Creatures, You Don’t Know EXISTED

There are thousand species of different kinds in the world. They exist in different habitat with awesome significance. Most of the creatures are rarely seen and more are yet to be discovered. Take a look at these list of five unique creatures.

1. HOATZIN OF Top 5 Amazing Creatures

HOATZIN
HOATZIN

Also known as the Canje Pheasant (or punk-rock bird). Hoatzin are genetically enigmatic, and there’s been intense scientific debate about their evolutionary connections to other species.

The pheasant-sized bird, whose chicks possess claws on two of their wing digits, is also called the Stinkbird. Due to the manure-like odour caused by its unique digestive system.

Their noises are just as odd, including a bizarre variety of groans, croaks, hisses and grunts that are often associated with its body movements.

2. The spiral-lipped shark

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The-spiral-lipped-shark

Helicoprion, a shark-like fish alive during the Permian (290 million years ago), had a rather unique dental structure. With a face that baffled palaeontologists for years, this creature had a lower jaw made up of a spiral of teeth, known as a tooth-whorl.

Modern sharks can lose and replace their teeth, but Helicoprion kept them all, with older teeth hidden within the inner layers of the tooth-whorl. When it caught its prey (most likely relatives of the squid), it would close its mouth and rotate its tooth-whorl to shred its catch.

3. MARKHOR

MARKHOR
MARKHOR

This large wild goat grazes on grass and lives in mountain ranges from Afghanistan to northern India, but it’s the national animal of Pakistan.

The male Markhor can grow to over 200 pounds, has a crazy amount of hair on their chin and chest, and boasts spectacular spiralling horns atop their heads.

The world’s population got down to around 2,500, but has rebounded by 20% in the last decade.

Its Persian name translates as “snake eater,” and locals believe the foam they release while chewing cud can extract snakebite venom.

4. The Barreleye Fish

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Barreleye-Fish

This is the deep sea beauty known as the Barreleye fish (also known as the spook fish). These creatures are normally found around the tropical or temperature waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Typically, they grow to around 15cm (about 6 inches). Although it’s dome-like head looks like a mini biosphere, it’s the casing for its upward-facing eyes.

It’s thought that the transparent dome around the eyes serves more than one purpose. Firstly, the clear head allows more light into their big old peepers to enhance the detection of prey (like ultimate panoramic vision).

Second, it’s also known to protect their eyes from stinging cells. The stinging cells that threaten the barreleyes’ eyes can be found on the tentacles of Siphonophores (a kind of marine invertebrate) from which the Barreleye fish “borrow” their food… I say borrow, but I mean steal. Third, the eyes allow the fish to see in several different directions. The coolest bit? They can look straight up through their heads to watch for potential prey. In the image, their eyes are the green lenses within the dome. The dark spots that look like eyes, which you can see towards the front of the head resting just above its cute little mouth (where the eyes should be) act as smell organs.

5. LONG-WATTLED UMBRELLABIRD

Primarily found in the humid forests of Colombia and Ecuador, the Long-wattled Umbrellabird’s features are as bizarre as their name.

The males have a magnificent cliff-like crest Elvis would kill for, with hair-like feathers that extend out over their bill.

Their wattle is even weirder: It’s long, black, and hangs down 16 to 17 inches from the middle of their chest. Top 5 Amazing Creatures

They can inflate it during courtship rituals to draw attention, or retract it against their chest during flight.

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