Bizarre Animals Because . . . Why Not?

I’ve got my son for the weekend, so I didn’t want to do anything too complicated.  He loves animals, so I thought it would be fun to make a post with a bunch of strange beasts that aren’t fictional.  This is a way that I design monsters too because nature has so much inspiration.  I found all of these with a Yahoo image search:

Saiga Antelope

Okapi

Pink Fairy Armadillo

Axolotl

Babirusa

Blue Dragon

Echidna

Hammerhead Fruit Bat

Maned Wolf

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

37 Responses to Bizarre Animals Because . . . Why Not?

  1. Ain’t nature wunnerful? 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Charles has some special guests today 😃

    Like

  3. These are very unusual. I got a kick out of them. Thanks, Charles.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ospreyshire says:

    I’ve never heard of any of these animals besides the echidna (mainly because of Knuckles) and the okapi. Those other animals certainly look strange and I never thought they existed. I found out sometime last year that the DRC is the only place where the okapi is native to.

    Like

    • I wasn’t sure about including the okapi because there’s one at the zoo here. Figured that would just be me and a few others who recognized it. Didn’t know that about them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ospreyshire says:

        Gotcha. I think it’s still an uncommon animal and not everyone knows what it is at least in my experience. Another fact that the closest animal it’s related to is the giraffe of all things. I would’ve thought it would be closer to zebras and horses, but I would’ve never guessed that. Yep. They are a Congolese animal. I was also thinking if okapis were ever in any kind of media. Strangely enough, I just remembered one episode of a very certain old-school anime that you know that did feature a herd of those animals in one episode.

        Like

      • The okapi and giraffe connection is a strange one. Kind of like how hyrax (fuzzy rodents) are supposedly the closest relatives of elephants. Trying to remember the anime with an okapi herd. I looked up ‘okapi anime’ and thoroughly regret that decision.

        Liked by 1 person

      • ospreyshire says:

        It sure is and I wouldn’t have expected that. That’s another good point and I didn’t think of that with the hyrax. I was actually referring to an episode of Kimba where that happens in one of the later episodes, but I didn’t want to overdo the namedropping given our previous conversations.

        Like

      • Ah . . . I actually never saw Kimba. So, I didn’t know that.

        Liked by 1 person

      • ospreyshire says:

        That’s fine. I just wanted to use that as an example since you don’t see those animals that often even if it was just for one episode. It would be cool to see one either in a zoo or actually in their environment if that’s allowed there. It’s fascinating how so many of these animals exist or how people are finding new species. If I’m not mistaken, I think they found a new species of chameleons in Madagascar if I’m not mistaken not that long ago. I’ll have to find the article about that.

        Like

      • Okapi in the wild would be cool. Although they’re called the ghosts of the forest for a reason. Even the one at the zoo here was hard to see yesterday.

        Liked by 1 person

      • ospreyshire says:

        Sure thing. I wasn’t aware of that nickname. It must be their camouflaging ability in certain environments.

        Like

  5. I love it. I wrote Saiga antelope into Serang, since the book needed something on the steppes.

    Like

  6. Klausbernd says:

    Dear Charles,
    nature is such creative but doesn’t follow our tastes.
    Thank for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Like

  7. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve actually seen a couple of these before, but their color and unusual appearances remind me of how great nature is! Thanks for the treat!

    Like

  8. The horns on that babirusa! Yikes!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Thank you for sharing, Charles! Have a beautiful week! xx Michael

    Like

  10. What a neat thing to do with your son. 🙂

    Like

  11. Pingback: *Press This* Bizarre Animals Because . . . Why Not? #192 | Its good to be crazy Sometimes

  12. KShai1715 says:

    All beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Darlene says:

    These animals are amazing! Nature is wonderful.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s