15 Of The Worlds Weirdest Animals You Might Not Know Exist



3. Proboscis Monkey

These monkeys are easily identifiable due to their big noses. It’s not entirely known why these primates are equipped with their huge schnoz but it is theorized as a way for males to attract a mate. Female proboscis monkeys may have large noses but the males are the ones with the gigantic sneezers, that may typically hang lower than their mouth. They are endemic to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo which resides between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The proboscis monkey is one of the largest monkey species that is native to Asia. Not only do they have large noses but they also have come packaged with a big pot belly for their special digestive system, enabling them to eat unripe fruit and leaves. They are also said to have almost permanently erect penises.

4. Dumbo Octopus

The Dumbo octopus has large ear-like fins which they use to fly through the water which resemble the ears of Walt Disney’s Dumbo, the flying elephant. They are pretty rare to see because they tend to live in very deep waters that span from 400 meters to 4,800 meters deep. The few times they have been spotted in the wild, they have been studied to have a diet rich of crustaceans and worms. The largest dumbo octopus ever recorded was close to 6 feet long, making it about as tall as the average man. This octopus has also been observed around hydrothermal vents on the sea floor. These vents spew out extremely hot, mineral rich fluids due to magma under the seabed.