Five Rare Animals
You Never Knew Existed
[special thanks to Kc for the recommendation/help with this one!]
1) Monito del Monte. The name means 'little mountain monkey' in Spanish. How flippin cute is this little guy? I thought I'd start the list off with the ridiculously cute. Unless you don't like wide eyed little mice-like guys....but if you do, read more about him here.
2) Bilby. If a rabbit and a mole procreated? More here.
4) Kakapo. The strangest, portliest parrot on the planet. Doesn't he kind of look like a beaver? More here.
5) Goblin Shark. Eeeeee-- cue the creepy Jaws music, right? And yet, there's something kind of cute and endearing about this fellow. Am I crazy? He just kinda looks dopey and smiley and I can't help but like him more for it. More about him here.
All the animals listed in this post (and many, many more) are endangered. If this issue tugs on your heart strings as it does mine, you can make a donation of any size, large or small, to the World Wildlife Fund, here.