The Saiga Antelope

The Saiga Antelope

The Saiga Antelope is known for its extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure – a strange sight indeed! We think they’re still incredibly cute though. The sad news is that these creatures are critically endangered and it is already completely extinct in China and southwestern Mongolia.

The Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp also has a few other nicknames, such as “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and “thumb splitters”. But did you know that this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters? We thought this creature was just some kind of rare, psychedelic crustacean!

The Bush Viper

The Bush Viper

The Bush Viper lives in the trees of the tropical forests in Africa, and it does most of its hunting at night. As if snakes weren’t already scary enough, this one looks as though it’s covered in hundreds of spiky leaves!

The Umbonia Spinosa

The Umbonia Spinosa

What exactly is this alienesque creature? Scientists are still quite confused about this species, although it is believed that they are related to cicadas. The Umbonia Spinosa use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. We’re fascinated by the creature’s large and colorful body!