Around the world, there are a lot of creepy animals that you probably would never imagine to exist. This is the second half of the creepiest animals in the world countdown.
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What makes tarsiers uniquely is its large eyes, which are each 16mm in diameter and the size of its entire brain. These creatures are entirely carnivorous, eating mostly insects, but also smaller animals such as snakes and birds. This animal is found in Southeast Asia and is critically endangered with conservation programs struggling to bring back the population. Fossils from tarsiers have been found dating back to 45 million years ago, and indicate that the animal has not changed very much, except for its size.
The gharial is an endangered crocodile that lives in and around parts of India. It is one of the longest species of living crocodiles, which can grow to be over 6 meters in length. What makes this animal creepier than most crocodiles is its almost cartoonish elongated snout. It is a fierce predator with 110 sharp teeth.
The star nosed mole can grow to approximately 6 inches in length and weigh only a few ounces. What makes it most unique is the organ on its face, which has 22 pink tentacles. This organ is very touch sensitive and the mole uses it to help identify its prey. This creature has 44 teeth and is claimed to be the fastest-eaters in the world, sometimes capturing and consuming its prey in milliseconds. It lives mostly in the United States and some parts of Canada.
Living primarily in Australia, the tubed-nose bat gets its common name for its raised tubular nostrils, which are unique from most other species in its genus. It is a mega bat, which does not use echolocation, but depends on its keen sense of sight and smell to navigate and locat e food.
The pink fairy armadillo lives primarily in Argentina, and is the smallest living armadillo in the world. It is around 4 inches in length and weighs around 4 ounces. It is nocturnal an survives by eating mostly snails, worms and other insects. It is called the sand-swimmer because it can burrow through the sand as fast as a fish can in the sea.
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