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10/15/2018 10:04:43 PM

Weird and wacky animals found

I just found these creatures accidentally, I actually never seen these before or even heard. Well, just added on my weird blog list. The first one is a yellow-tailed lizard, Cyrtodactylus phongnhakebangensis, was found in Vietnam. The WWF said it found a total of 46 new lizard species between 1997 and 2007.


Scientists have found more than 1,000 new species in the Mekong Delta of Southeast Asia, the World Wildlife Fund said in report released this week. Among them was this bat, Kerivoula kachinensis. The WWF dubbed the Mekong a "biological treasure trove."


The Laotian rock rat, Laonastes aenigmamus, had been thought for centuries to be extinct, but here it is. Note its long, hairy tail, similar to a squirrel`s.


The WWF reported finding 88 frogs and one new toad species. This frog, Theloderma licin, comes from Thailand, the group said.


Scientists found 88 new spiders, including one with a foot-long legspan. This is Pseudopoda confusa, found in northern Laos.


One of the more startling discoveries was this green pit viper, Trimeresurus gumprechti. Scientists spotted it slithering through the rafters of a restaurant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. This is really scary!


This hot-pink "dragon millipede," or Desmoxytes purpurosea, was found in Thailand. But watch out -- it produces cyanide.


Scientists in Mexico City are racing to save the axolotl, also known as the "water monster" and the "Mexican walking fish," from extinction, according to media reports Nov. 2. Against all odds, the foot-long creature survived in the polluted canals of Lake Xochimilco, but a shrinking habitat and deteriorating water quality threaten its existence

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