A new species of elephant shrew has been discovered in the Namib Desert in Africa, scientists say. The tiny insect-eating mammal sports a narrow, trunk-like snout and certainly doesn't look like the typical mouse we see running through our kitchen.
Spain's Bioparc Fuengirola welcomed a baby deer-mouse, weighing in at approximately 4 ounces. The deer-mouse or tragulus javanicus grow to about 2 pounds when they reach adulthood. The world's smallest deer is around the same size of a hamster and "is growing very fast," a zoo spokeswoman said.
The red-lipped batfish is an unusual looking fish found on the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe their colored lips are used to attract mates. They are terrible swimmers and use their pectoral fins to crawl along the ocean floor.
The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is found in South America. The distinguished looking bird has colorful feathers that form a sort of headdress.
The maned wolf looks similar to a red fox but with elongated longs. The South American animals are also called "skunk wolves" for their distinct smell.
Members of the pig family, babirusas get their name from the Indonesian word "Deer-hog." The tufted pigs were often hunted for their tusks and are listed as vulnerable or endangered.
Pigs with tusks and fish wearing lipstick? There are millions of animal species in the world and new ones are being discovered every day. Here are just a few of Mother Nature's more obscure creates that you probably didn't know exist.