Remarkable Creatures: Unveiling Nature's Most Unique Animals

By Sophia Maddox | April 15, 2024

The Mexican Alligator Lizard is endangered and beautiful

The animal kingdom is a vast and varied group of creatures, many of which we'll never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we've got plenty of photos of the most bizarre animals in the world to show you what you're missing. Whether you're curious about the strange fish that live in the depths of the open ocean, or nocturnal creatures who live in the trees of Africa we've got you covered.

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The endangered Mexican alligator lizard is a gorgeous small invertebrate that more closely resembles a curved piece of turquoise than a member of the animal kingdom. They tend to be slow-moving, however when they feel threatened they can run away with the best of them. These lizards mainly live in high elevation cloud forests in Central America, specifically Mexico and Guatemala.

The Mexican alligator lizard has a healthy diet of bugs that are low in protein like caterpillars, grasshoppers, and katydids, although during the summer they don’t each as they’re preparing to breed. Locals believe that these lizards are venomous, but fortunately for collectors that’s not the case.

A rare white stag steps out of fantasy into reality

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These gorgeous stags are actually red deer or fallow deer who are suffering from a condition known as leucism that causes its hair and skin to lose its natural color. While these animals are mostly thought to be mythological creatures who appear in everything from Hungarian mythology to Harry Potter, they can actually be seen all over the world, you just have to keep your eyes peeled.

There aren’t a lot of animals with leucism in the wild, like albino animals their lack of pigmentation doesn’t do them any favors with predators. Still, some of these animals manage to survive even without their ability to blend in.