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The immortal jellyfish (turritopsis nutricula) has to be item one on this list because of the fact that it is immortal. That isn’t hyperbole – it really is immortal. After reaching sexual maturity, this jellyfish is able to reverse its aging process and become a polyp again. The ability to reverse the life cycle is probably unique in the animal kingdom, and allows the jellyfish to bypass death, rendering the Turritopsis nutricula biologically immortal.
King Cheetah (not a regular cheetah but a different kind,Still they are very much alike other than the markings on the back and tail also larger than a regular cheetah) The King Cheetah has to enherit a special geine from each of the parents to get these special markings, Which is one of the reasons it is so rare.
At the The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in South Carolina, 5 year old chimpanzee Anjana took up the task of helping to hand-raise an orphaned cub named Sierra. The results were expectedly adorable! (Images via the Daily Mail).
A Zebroid is the collective name for any zebra hybrids, and comes about when a male zebra is crossed with a female animal from the equidae family. These hybrids never occur in nature, and many zebroids can be born with a form of dwarfism and are almost always infertile
This little orange seal has been ostracized by his fellows for being ginger. Also, unfortunately, he is almost blind. He was found waiting for his mother under a log on Tyuleniy Island in Russia. He was picked up and taken by staff at a dolphinarium to keep him from anymore emotional stress. Good news though, the seal is doing much better. Now named Nafanya.
The goliath bird-eater is the heaviest spider known, with the largest weighing up to 180g. Their 12inch legspan made them the largest spider known until, in 2008, a giant huntsman spider was discovered in Laos. The goliath, Theraphosa blondi, is far more common however and is even kept as an exotic pet. It is known as bird-eater because, like other large spiders, it will sometimes prey on small birds as well as small mammals and lizards