10 Creatures You Never Knew Existed

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There are some animals on our planet that you probably never knew existed. These unique animals range from rare critically endangered species to blood sucking pests that survived for the last 300 million years.

Glaucus Atlanticus (Blue Dragon)

This sea slug is also known as Blue Dragon. It can grow up to 3 cm (1.2 in) and has wonderful colors. This sea beauty can float at the surface due to its gas-filled sac in its stomach. Glaucus Atlanticus can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world.

As a matter of fact, this beautiful slug is not as cute and harmless as it may seem. The Glaucus Atlanticus is known to prey on dangerously venomous Portuguese man o’war (similar to jellyfish creature). Moreover, if you happen to see the Blue Dragon at the beach and decide to touch it, you may end up with a painful sting.

Glaucus Atlanticus Blue Dragon

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Saiga Antelope

Saiga Antelope has very distinct features. Its trunk-like nose has large flexible nasals. Which help the animal to warm the air while breathing during cold winter months. Furthermore, the animal can change its color, from golden during summer to white during winter.

This Ice Age antelope was quite common animal in Eurasian steppe zone and even in North America. However, today it’s a rare and unique animal.┬áIt can be found only in Russia and Kazakhstan. The animal is extinct in China for decades, due to overhunting. Its horns used in Chinese medicine and are expensive. Moreover, in May 2015 around 40% (over 120,000) of Saiga Antelope total population has died within two weeks due to mysterious virus epizootic.

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