Animals Most People Haven't Heard Of

The world is full of amazing animals, but there are some that are equally cool as the ones we all know, but no one knows about them. They can be found on this list, and if not, and you think no one knows it, add it!

The Top Ten

1 Genet

Never heard of this at all, but it looks pretty cool. I've heard of most of the other ones too

2 Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

I have heard of this.

3 Clouded Leopard

Who doesn't know them? And even if there are a few people, it shouldn't be #2!

Who doesn't know what a clouded leopard is?! It is so commonly known!

Seems interesting... Googling it right now!

I have heard of this. It’s on my list of favourite animals.

4 Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.

LOL its funny its on here because everyone knows a meerkat

Thousands of people know meerkats

I have heard of a meerkat

Everyone knows these!

5 Hedgehog A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

A lot of people now this animal.

Really? After Sonic hit the streets, everybody wants a pet hedgehog

I have literally held one.

Pretty well known by many people.

6 Okapi The okapi is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

They are antelopes dipped in zebra juice!

I knew those guys.

7 Cockshafer Beetle
8 Acorn Weevil
9 Markhor

Looked it up lol!

Whoever put this here actually got me. Imma look it up - SilviaCat

10 Isopoda

I don't know

The Contenders

11 Sand Cat The sand cat (Felis margarita), also known as the sand dune cat, is the only cat living chiefly in true deserts. This small cat is widely distributed in the deserts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Starting in 2002, it was listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List because the ...read more.

I heard about them once.

Heard of this one too.

12 Kinkajou

There are not rodents monkey like

13 Wallaby

Some sort of kangaroo animal. - astroshark

It’s a marsupial. I have heard of it.

14 Star-Nosed Mole The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas in the northern parts of North America. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura.

There was one in the film Epic.

15 Ophthalmosaurus

Wait, this is a (kind of well known) dinosaur.

16 Asian Small-Clawed Otter
17 Swift Fox

Pardon me what is this swift fox?

18 Tree Kangaroo

We have a tree Kangaroo at the local wildlife park and I was their when she arrived

I've never heard of these

19 Coelacanth Coelacanths are lobe-fin fish that have lived more than 70 million years ago. Two kinds are still around today, swimming in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean.

I know what this is because of Animal Crossing. It's a fish

Never heard of this fish, but it looks quite interesting.

Prehistoric fish that lives until now

He is my favorite fish

20 Stoat

How have people not heard of these? I’ve seen one loads of times on TV.

21 Provost's Squirrel
22 Puss Moth Caterpillar
23 Spiny Katydid
24 Basilisk Lizard

An enemy to all diaries! - keycha1n

Ther is a Basilik snake in Harry Potter. - Connor360

25 Echidna

One of the only mammals that lays eggs.

Never heard of it

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