11 Species-Bending Animals You Never Knew Existed

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The animal world is filled with funny-looking combinations of creatures that most people have no idea about. While these animals might not be actual genetic crossbreeds – they certainly look like it! Here’s the list that will let you impress your friends with your unusual knowledge of fauna:

1. Anteater + armadillo = pangolin

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This mammal, which resembles the armadillo (no relation) gets its nameĀ  from the Malay word “pengguling”, meaning “something that rolls up”. It is native to tropical parts of Africa and Asia. Pangolins are covered in large keratin scales for protection – the only mammal with such a feature. Pangolins are nocturnal, live in trees and live on a diet of ants and termites.

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