Top 10 Strangest Animals On The Planet

6. Fainting Goat

If you are feeling low and need something to cheer you up then go to youtube and search for Fainting goat and enjoy the hilarious videos. The fainting goat also referred to as myotonic goats, are domestic animals that have a very strange muscle reflex to any fear-based situation. When frightened or even surprised, their muscles go completely stiff and the goats fall over. The reaction causes no pain and the goats recover after 10-20 seconds. Myotonic goats suffer from a condition called myotonia congenita, which causes their muscles to stiffen involuntarily.

7. Okapi

At very first glance, you can’t decide if you see a zebra or a giraffe? because this animal looks like a cross-breed of both! The okapi is the only living relative of the giraffe but has features of the distinctive black-and-white markings of the zebra on its hindquarters and front legs. Thus its nicknamed the “zebra giraffe,”. This endangered animal is very hard to find so much so scientists didn’t discover the okapi until 1900. It lives in the Ituri Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

8. Kitti’s hog-nosed bat

Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat, is the smallest species of bat and one of the smallest mammals on earth. It is found in western Thailand and southeast Myanmar, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers. Kitti’s hog-nosed bat is about 29 to 33 mm (1.1 to 1.3 in) in length and 2 g (0.071 oz) in mass. They’re in danger due to deforestation in their native Thailand.

9. Goth Chicken

The Goth Chicken is also known as Ayam Cemani is a breed of chicken found in Sumatra, Indonesia. The chicken is presumed to be a result of cross-breeding or hyperpigmentation. It is believed that this unique chicken was used for religious and mystical purposes in the past. The chicken is entirely black including its beak, tongue, meat, bones, and internal organs. These unique breeds have retailed for around $2,500 in the United States as it is considered to be one of the rarest breeds of chicken.

10. Jacob sheep

The Jacob is a British breed of domestic sheep. It has two unusual characteristics, it is piebald dark-colored with areas of white wool and it is often multi-horned. It most commonly has four horns although they may have as few as two or as many as six. The Jacob sheep is mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament Bible. However, the origins of the sheep remain a mystery, and it was discovered during the 17th century.

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