Top 10 Most Exotic Animals In The World

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There are more than 1000’s of animals surviving in Mother Earth. In that, there are some fascinating exotic animal living around which adds a special value to the fauna family. These are considered as exotic because of their different style from usual. Nowadays, some of these exotic animals are considered pets due to their admiring characteristics. Thus below are some of the 10 most exotic ones which are classified based on each of their special characters.

 

1. The Most Smallest Ones

etruscan pygmy shrew

The Etruscan pygmy shrew or the white-toothed pygmy shrew is the smallest known mammal by mass, weighing only about 1.8 grams on average, and which is of 1.6 in of body length. The Etruscan shrew favors warm and damp habitats covered with shrubs, which it uses to hide from predators.

For such a tiny animal, however, it has a huge appetite it typically eats about twice its own body weight every day!

 

2. The Most Nervous One

squirrel monkey

The Squirrel Monkey is an adorable little primate that lives in the forest of Central and South America. They are the only genus in the subfamily Saimirinae. They are the most nervous and cuddly exotic animal around. Its size is of 12.5 inch length with its non-prehensile tail of 16 inches which often curls when it’s at rest.

These are very agile, they often run throughout the forest on branches. They are diurnal, and activities are usually centered around a source of water.

 

3. The Exclusive One

tamandua

The Tamandua is often known as “a lesser anteater” because it is much smaller than its relative, the giant anteater. This interesting animal has its home both in trees and on the ground. The tamandua is most active at night, often nesting during the day in hollow tree trunks. It has small eyes and poor vision but can hear and smell quite well. It has a specialized mouth and tongue which let tamanduas eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day! Tamanduas don’t have teeth to chew their food; instead, their stomach grinds the food after it is swallowed. A 16-inch-long (41 cms) sticky tongue with small barbs on it is just right for stealing ants and termites from their home. Its special feature is that, if a predator does get too close, the tamandua may hiss and then release a very unpleasant odor, similar to a skunk’s, from a gland at the base of its tail. Thus the bad smell lets other animals know where the tamandua is and usually sends them in the opposite direction.

 

4. The En-dangered One

white lion

The White Lion is one of the unique species in the cat family. They carry the recessive gene known as a colour inhibitor of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panterha leo krugeri).These cats have a dwelling in their population ,thus they are considered as vulnerable.

These only have a different colour from the normal one.

 

5. The Most ugliest One

aye-aye

Believe it or not, the Aye-Aye often misspelled as eye-eye is a primate, in the same family as chimpanzees, apes and even humans! They are omnivore and their life expectancy is of approximately 20 years. The population of its native is in Madagascar. Some consider it an omen of ill luck and unfortunately for that reason, the Aye-aye is in extreme danger of extinction. So today they are protected by law.

Thus Aye-ayes spend most of their lives in rain forest trees and avoid coming down to earth. They are nocturnal, and spend the day curled up in a ball-like nest of leaves and branches. The nests appear as closed spheres with single entry holes, situated in the forks of large trees.

 

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