The Satanic leaf-tailed gecko is a type of gecko that is found on the island of Madagascar. With such an unusual name, we’re all wondering where they got it from? This little gecko got his name from the Belgian biologist George Boulenger back in 1888.
Their flattened tail appears to look like a leaf, helping the animal blend in within the environment.
The blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Oceania, mostly mainland Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. It is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water, which allows it to float above the seafloor without using much energy on swimming.
They only appear so droopy once they are taken out of the sea when pressure changes drastically.
This incredibly rare mammal is native to Central Africa, mainly residing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite their zebra-like stripes, they are actually more closely related to giraffes.
The Okapi's chocolate coat is a reddish-brown shade, much in contrast with the white horizontal stripes and rings on the legs and white ankles.
This colorful bird is widely spread within sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, the lilac-breasted roller perching in high trees and other lookout points where it can spot prey at ground level. They prefer more open areas, and for the most part, they stay away from treeless places.
Their bright feathers are conspicuous with deep lilac breast feathers.
Meet the miniature antelope that's so adorable, they named it twice! They are found in the bushlands of southern and eastern Africa, dik-dik is the name for four different species of small antelope.
As herbivores, they are harmless and their name comes from the unique alarm call that the females commonly make, which sounds like a wheezing and whistling “dik-dik.”