The Most Unique Animals Of Planet Earth 🦋🌏 | Part II

in life •  2 years ago 
"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do." ― Gregory Maguire

A little less than a week ago I decided to post six of the most unique animals of planet earth. After so many positive responses I decided to share the second part with you. But before I start I want to mention that it´s not about being pretty, having a nice fur or beautiful colors. Every animal is special just like every human! They have the power to speak a language through their eyes which even we as a human can understand. They live in such a peace accept each other no matter what. Of course it is a rough world out there. Eat or be eaten. But this is the most important point, They fight for their lives, they kill be to alive. People murder and hate for no reason. Animals are such a gift on this planet and we should appreciate every single one of them. Respect is also a big thing just because some creatures were created smaller than us doesnt allow us to kill them. It´s still okay - eat or be eaten but please dont kill for fun! 

Anyway, this was just a little reminder that we should appreciate more! We should appreciate the plants, animals, beautiful flowers, natural phenomena and actually nature in general. 

Before I am going to introduce you to some of the most unique animals of planet earth, I want you to take a moment, close your eyes, take a deep breath and appreciate everything you have. 

After you´ve done this, you can continue reading my interpretation of beautiful creatures on this planet if you want to. 


1. Dumbo Octopus 

Yes it´s real! It looks kind of similar like Pikachu from Pokémon right? This underwater creature got it´s name "Dumbo" because of the "elephant" shaped ears. The deep sea animals of the genus Grimpoteuthis are “bathyal creatures” which means they life in some of the deepest depths of the ocean. 9,800 and 23,000 feet (3000-7000m!). Since these octopuses live far beyond reachable depths, its difficult for scientists to observe the dumbo octopus

2. Pink Fairy Armadillo

This little beauty looks very special and cute at the same time. The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest species of the armadillo family. They have tiny eyes, silky yellowish fur and a flexible dorsal shell which is attached to it´s body. The desert-adapted animal is native Argentine. 

3. Okapi

Look at those legs, you might think that the Okapi is related to Zebras right? But take a further look to it´s head. The Okapi is actually the only relative of the giraffes. This unique animal has large, upright ears just like a giraffe to catch even slights sounds to safe the animal for trouble. It´s is very hard to find the Okapi in wild world. They usually live in the Ituri Forest. The funny thing about them is, that scientists havent known about Okapi´s until 1900. It is believed that only 25,000 Okapis live in this wild. But we havent any prove because these animals ran away when they hear sounds of a human.

4. Japanese Spider Crab

This one is actually very scary to at. The Japanese spider crab (タカアシガニ takaashigani, lit. "tall-legged crab") lives in the waters around Japan. It has the largest leg span of the arthropod which reached more than 18 feet (5.5 metres) and they weigh up to 19 kilograms! 

5. Axolotl

Is it the second Pokémon mentioning in this post No, it´s not. The axolotl is most known as the Mexican salamander. In my opinion it´s one of the sweetest creatures under water. The tiger salamander isn´t really a fish, it´s an amphibian living in numerous lakes underlying Mexico City.

6. Superb Bird of Paradise

Let me end this episode with the superb bird of paradise. Have you ever seen a bird like this before ? The adult male average will be up to 26 cm long and the female instead just 1cm shorter which means they will be 25cm. If you look at this species it´s born with jet black and electric blue feathers in the middle. They are found in the tropical rainforests of south-east Asia. This dance which I am going to show you is created my the male birds to attract females. 


These unique beings are beyond beautiful. They have so many different features but are still special in their own ways. It makes me sad that many species are threatened with extinction. I know we cant safe everyone but we can make earth a better place. Seeing  some of those individuals living there where humans cant find them makes me really happy. This makes me realizing how beautiful life can be. 

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Suess

I hope you enjoyed the second part as much as the first.

Thanks for reading

Stay focused 

Love, Soldier 

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It's really amazing.
I wish I could see it once in my life.

That was pretty cool! The Japanese spider crab, who knew a crab like creature could grow that big! Other than in Moana. lol
and the Okapi are pretty cool too. Never new there was a relative to the giraffe.

I havent seen Moana but 19kg is also very heavy especially for a crab :O

WoW amazing @soldier, i just never saw such animals before today, i really like the okapi and the superb bird of paradise. Thanks for sharing

The Okapi looks so unique ! Glad you enjoyed it


Those are very interesting. Very unique

True! I have never seen one of them before

Me neither. The only bird of paradise I've ever heard of is a plant.

I've always loved okapi

You´ve heard of them before ? So cool

Yeah, i've always been a fan of natgeo wild and other animal study organisation

Hey can a session of questions with you on steemit chat...i'm working on an article about dance and i know you love dancing....what do you say

So unique collection @soldier, the true bird of paradise looks so beautiful with open feathers and dancing. thanks

Right? First I thought it was animated but its actually real

It is very interesting to learn about the amazing animal life. Thanks for sharing.

Oh yeah it is !

Very cute bird in video and didn't see such animals and birds in real life or also not in TV.....

Me neither !

I have seen beautiful birds...wen i visited the eastern region of Nigeria

@soldier its really amazing+interesting +unique articles.
Big thumbs up

Thank you! Appreciate it

I love this series, they seems like aliens!

No matter the natural phenomenon or the unique creatures, there are so many amazing things existing far beyond our imagination; thus, we should learn to be more respectable to everything we've known or not!

It's truly amazing to see animals with weird shapes and forms, God is so great creating such wonderful creatures for us human to be amazed., yes @soldier it's so sad to say that people don't value the existence of theses species.

I've never seen the pink fairy armadillo - it's cute!

The armadillos that live here in Texas don't look much like the one you showed here. Most of the time we see them they are flat on the road 😢

The Axolotl looks like a little under water Dragon to me. Only much cuter. But if you've ever seen one attack it's prey, you'll know it's extremely fast and a vicious little creature, just like any other animal. All animals must be respected and pets must be loved and they will return the favor.

That was amazing

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Axolotl - YES - Someone knows about the axolotl. I took care of axolotls 3 times a day in 1984-85 at Indiana University.

I fed about 150 axolotls 2 or 3 times a day and then refreshed the water in their bowls. A professor at the school was needing them for a study.

Nobody that I have ever known has ever mentioned axolotl. EVER! That's funny to me that you mentioned AXOLOTL.

Nature does deserves way more respect. The way we are treating it right now it will eventually come back at us...
Very weird but kinda cute looking animals! (except for that spider... o.O)

The spider crab looks like something that crawls out of the shadows to eat your brain in a nightmare. Everything else was very cool and/or cute though!

WOW really interesting Post
the video is Great ^^
thank you for sharing

Oh woww! The bird of paradise amazed me the most. And yes you are right about everything and everyone being special. We need to be more appreciative of our blessings too :)

Thank you for the information .. this is good news .. hopefully many who ngevoted you .. follow me maybe we can be friends well

The “Michael Jackson” Monkey

The Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri)

Good/ intresting post , really won't too see that Pokémon like Axolotl & Superb Bird of Paradise now

I have not seen animals like this before. This was so interesting almost like watching something from another planet. Thanks for sharing @soilder Always enjoy your posts

It looks like, they dont belong here on planet earth. Very interesting post.

Hi... Oh gosh.. what... unique and strange animals they are, I really enjoyed this post and that little black bird was amazing ✅

Looks like superbird was actually freaking her out instead of impressing her!! Lol 😂

That video was so cool to watch truly nature is amazing with all creatures !

Some cool animals on this list, but humans are the most unique animals on planet earth

Great topic @soldier
Thanks for sharing

Wow, that really looks amazing. Good job. Truth be told, I didn't even know that such animals exist. Very interesting


I first respect your love for nature,

Dumbo Octopus looks so dumb sorry ;) :p

Mexican salamanders are life :)

The Superb Bird of Paradise is one of favorite animals! it almost becomes like a cartoon character, i remember the first time I saw a picture of it and thinking it to be draw in mspaint lol

Awesome post! Followed you! I post lots of animals and nature as well.

Hey @soldier! This one is very good! Thank you for sharing !
I never thought an emoji could be a real bird lol

This gem of a post like yours will be featured in the latest Steemit Digest issue.

Wow this is awesome - nature is truly spectacular

These animals are unique and look like pokemon to say as i haven't seen any of them before i saw your post. The Axolotl and Spider Crab were very cool. Thanks for sharing this informational post with us. :)

Really cool. I feel like I wanna own every single one, but the Japanese spider crab!