Albion turtles are incredibly rare but they are also incredibly beautiful. This one is an albino wood turtle. Only around one in 10,000 animals are born albino, and albion turtles are even rarer with only probably one in many hundreds of thousands of eggs that are laid.
You don’t have to watch science fiction to find freaky creatures, there are plenty of them right here on planet Earth. Take this slime mold for example. Despite not having ears, eyes or even a brain this slime is capable of learning, solving puzzles and even making decisions. The slime’s technical name is Physarum polycephalum, but its
Scientists on a deep-sea expedition have discovered a fish that has no face. Well not exactly discovered, more rediscovered, as the fish had previously been discovered over a 100 years ago but was a presumed to be extinct. The strange fish has no eyes or nose just a mouth, that isn’t where fish mouths normally are
Our planet has some pretty freaky creatures and this is one of the freakiest. This pink wiggly thing is a marine ribbon worm and, as the name suggests, they are normally found in the sea, not on land. It’s hard to know where this clip was filmed but investigations suggest that the worm belongs to
The Freaky brings you another strange but true story from the endlessly weird natural world …ant suicide bombers. When their colony is under attack the Apicotermitinae species of termites will explode their own stomachs showering their attackers with their excrement, but killing themselves in the process. The hope is that this weird behavior will be
There are many animals that sing but did you know that a certain species of caterpillar can sing? And what’s more they sing their song to attract ants. The singing caterpillars of the Riodinidae and Lycaenidae species rub one of their lips on their own abdomen to make a sound that is not
With weird bulbous protrusions on its‘forehead’ and ‘chin’ this fish has a remarkable resemblance to the Elephant Man. The Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus) is unlikely to win any George Clooney look-a-like contests but this inhabitant of the shallow waters around China, Japan and the Korea might win one contest – the world’s ugliest fish.
Cats Fred and Ned are no ordinary cats – they are polydactyl cats. While most cats have 18 toes, Fred has an extra 10 digits and Ned has eight. The four-month-old kittens are currently being looked after by Cats Protection in Gosport, Hampshire. Branch volunteer Kate Stapleford said: ‘These two kittens were in poor condition
Some animals are born more equal than others. The tapir has one of the longest penis to body size ratios of any animal. When erect it is often longer than 45 cm! For more shocking animal facts visit The Sex Lives of Animals
This odd looking animal was one of five piglets born to a sow owned by a family in Fengzhang village, Xiping township, China. The mutant pig has a simian jaw, bulging forehead, small snout and eyes that are so close together that they appear almost attached. Its front legs are much shorter than its back
This golden coin turtle is special – it has more than the average number of heads. It was found at an animal market in Qingdao China and according to press reports, it seemed to be functioning normally – with both of its heads cooperating and even able to eat at the same time. The turtle