The world we live in is full of exotic wildlife, and that doesn't just mean lions and giraffes. There are many species that are not well known to the general public, so you can learn more about them. Redditor preggit decided to present an entire batch of real animals that looked like they had been photoshopped. They come in all shapes and sizes and we couldn't help but share them.
One of the animals preggit distinguishes is the maned wolf, which looks like a red fox that mates with a deer. However, this is not the case at all. In fact, this is a separate species of mammals with fluffy cute faces and long slender legs. Likewise, many of the strange animals below look like hybrid creatures from fantasy or folklore, making it hard to believe they are now in a different part of the world. Their appearance ranges from adorable to absolutely terrifying.
The Fossa is a feline carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. The Fossa is the largest carnivorous mammal on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a smaller cougar. It has semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles, allowing it to climb headfirst into trees as well as assist in jumping from tree to tree.
Endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the okapi looks like a Photoshop mashup. It has zebra markings, but its chocolate brown body resembles that of a horse and its snout resembles that of a giraffe. Since the okapi is the only living member of the giraffe family, the giraffe is actually a close relative. These solitary animals gather only for breeding. Like giraffes, they are herbivores. Unfortunately, due to logging, hunting, and settlement, the okapi is now listed as an endangered species.
The Pink Fairy Armadillo
The pink fairy armadillo is about 3.5 to 4.5 inches long (excluding the tail) and is pale pink or pink in colour. He has the ability to fully submerge in seconds if frightened. It is nocturnal and digs small burrows near ant colonies in dry soil and feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near burrows. It can stir up sand with its large forepaws and float almost to the ground like water. It is shaped like a torpedo and has a shielded head and back.
The Patagonian Mara
The Patagonian mara is a relatively large rodent found in parts of Argentina. This herbivorous animal is somewhat rabbit-like, with characteristically long ears and long limbs, with the hind limbs being longer and more muscular than the forelimbs.
The Tufted Deer
The crested deer is a small species of deer characterised by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead. This is a close relative of the muntjac, which lives somewhat to the north in the vast territories of central China. These shy animals are mostly solitary or in pairs, and prefer well-camouflaged locations with good hiding places.