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Top Ten Animals You Never Knew Exists

1.. Maned WolfThe maned wolf is a large canine of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon. It is the largest canine in South America, weighing 20–30 kg and up to 90 cm at the withers.

2.. Jabiru StorkThe jabiru is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. It sometimes wanders into the United States, usually in Texas, but has been reported as far north as Mississippi.

3.. Liger

Liger, offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. The liger is a zoo-bred hybrid, as is the tigon, which is the result of mating a male tiger with a female lion.

4.. Pangolin

Though many think of them as reptiles, pangolins are actually mammals. They are the only mammals wholly-covered in scales and they use those scales to protect themselves from predators in the wild. If under threat, a pangolin will immediately curl into a tight ball and will use their sharp-scaled tails to defend themselves.

5.. Pink Fairy Armadillo

Also known as the Pichiciego, the pink fairy armadillo is the smallest known species of armadillo. It lives in the sandy plains and dry grasslands of central Argentina and other parts of South America.

6.. TigonA tigon is the offspring of a male tiger and a female lion, they exhibit visible characteristics from both parents.

7.. Aye Aye

The aye-aye is a long-fingered lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar with rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate.

8.. Celebes Macaque Monkey

The Celebes crested macaque, also known as the crested black macaque, Sulawesi crested macaque, or the black ape, is an Old World monkey that lives in the Tangkoko reserve in the northeastern tip of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as well as on smaller neighboring islands.

9.. Alligator Gar

Alligator gars (Atractosteus spatula) are native to the Ohio River and Mississippi River basins and to the waterways of the plains adjacent to the Gulf Coast.

10.. Armadillo Girdled Lizard

The Armadillo lizard is a unique-looking creature that is sure to captivate pet reptile lovers. They are an unusually social lizard compared to most reptiles and beginners may find them easy to care for though sometimes hard to obtain.

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