Worlds Wierdist Animals

Emmanuel Rivas

The Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsute (Yeti Crab) is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean.

This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm long, is notable for the quantity of silkyblond setae covering its pereiopods.

The animal has strongly reduced eyes that lack pigment, and is thought to be blind. The "hairy" pincers contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature may use to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives.

Thoughts on The Yeti Crab

“When I found it I could not believe I saw a hairy sea creatures.” -Alvin Morno

The Chinese Salamander

They are the largest Amphibian in the world and can be found in lakes and streams in China.

This lizard can grow up to 6ft in length, but it’s almost completely blind.

Reaching a length of 180 cm, although it rarely—if ever—reaches that size today.

Thoughts of The Chinese Salamander

I. “I like lizards… but the tiny ones that you find inside your house every now and again.” Bob Winters

II. “You know, they say that finding a lizard inside your house brings good luck. But them, can you imagine finding this Chinese Salamander inside your bedroom or kitchen?”

-Bob Winters

The Fossa

I. The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar.

II. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivores closely related to the mongoose family

The Malay word pusa could have become posa for cats in Borneo, while in Madagascar the word could have become fossa to refer to the fossa.

Thoughts on the Fossa

“The Fossa is like a panther.”

-Alondra Sanchez Spanish Vet