Amazing Animals You Won't Believe Are Actually Real

By Michael Avery in Nature On 31st March 2018

#1 The Blue Glaucus

These little sea slugs are also known as blue angels and it's easy to see why. They are beautiful little creatures. They live in the waters around the tropics and use their blue colors as camouflage to protect them from predators.

#2 Dragon Lizards

Dragon lizards are a recent discovery found during a trek through the Andes in South America. They tend to be active during the day and rest at night. They really do look like very small dragons. I know I'd love to have one as a pet.

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#3 Mantis Shrimps

These guys are pretty brutal. Their claws are very powerful and people are known to get severe gashes from handling them improperly. Larger ones are even known to crack the glass of aquariums. Don't let the bright colors and beautiful shapes fool you, they are pretty badass.

#4 Orange Tortoise SpiderS

These tiny little spiders are known for their bright orange colors. They are located in the Amazon and need the hot humid environment to survive.

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#5 The Blue Parrotfish

These fish are full of joy. Just look at that smile. They also grow to be pretty big and can weigh up to 20 pounds. Probably not a good fish to have a pet but they sure are beautiful.

#6 Quokkas

Take one look at this cute little guy and you can see why the quokka is called the happiest animal on earth. If you ever find yourself in Australia you should check one out in person.