Weird and Endangered Animals from Around the World

I know this is supposed to be a site with online drawing lessons, but these weird and wonderful animals were “left over” from an old site that doesn’t exist any more. I couldn’t bear to lock them away in the closet, so here they are. I hope you enjoy learning about these strange and bizarre creatures.

Click on the pictures or the blue links to see the complete articles about these wonderful creatures.

Duck-Billed Platypus Duck-Billed Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). This critter is so weird, many scientists thought it must be a hoax when the first skins were sent from Australia!
Echidna Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), a spiny, ant-eating mammal that lays eggs!
Aye-Aye Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) One expert called this one of the most distinctive (and rarest) mammals on earth. Find out why.
Hooded Seal Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) The seal that carries a balloon on it’s head and blows bubbles from it’s nose.
Sloth Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni and Bradypus tridactylus)This is the animal that spends all it’s time upside down. Except once every three or four days, when he comes down to go to the bathroom. Everything about this guy is slow!
Pegasus Pegasus (Equus pegasii) OK, we all know Pegasus wasn’t a real animal, but I thought this was a good place to hide him. If you would like a beautiful poster that you can print on your own printer, click on the picture of Pegasus. The full-size printable picture will take a few minutes to load. It looks great in a frame, and you can give it as a gift if you’d like. For other free pictures (of real animals) click here.