This Twitter Page Shares Photos of Animal Species You’ve Never Heard Of

There are so many animal species an average person doesn’t know about. This is such a shame as we are sharing the planet Earth with some really astonishing neighbors that are well worthy of meeting or least learning about. And the popular Twitter page Weird Animals is looking to do something about it.

Followed by more than 134K people, this page regularly shares posts about animal species that most people probably never heard about. These posts usually contain several photos of the specie in all of its glory and a few interesting bits of info to prompt folks to do a bit more research.

Check out some of our favorites below.

Patagonian Mara

You might confuse Patagonian Mara with a rabbit or a baby deer, but this animal native to Argentina and Chile is actually a rodent.

Violet-Backed Starling

This amazingly colorful bird can only be found in the wild in Sub-Saharan Africa. They rarely get to the ground and mostly spend their days on tree branches.

Valais Blacknose

Valais Blacknose is an adorable sheep species from Switzerland that almost looks like it came from a cartoon.

Hooded Seal

Found in Northern Atlantic, Hooded Seals are easily recognizable for an elastic nasal cavity located at the top of their heads.

Zaretis Itys

Zaretis Itys is a type of butterfly from Latin America. They are famous for their ability to mimic dry leaves, which protects them from predators.