Okapi - native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe.
Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Exist Lowland Streaked Tenrec Found in Madagascar, Africa, this small tenrec is the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound – something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.
22 strange animals--the naked mole rat on Kim possible=much cuter. I laughed so hard at the blob fish. It's just amazing how vast creation can be--all creatures great and small, weird and wonderful, the Good Lord made them all.
They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence.
Real or photoshopped? The gerenuk, also known as the Waller's gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry thorn bush scrub and desert in Eastern Africa. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning "giraffe-necked".