The fittest, and cutest, of the animals

Perhaps another quote has to be changed. It won’t anymore be that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but rather, true beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

What could be better for a father to see the fruits of his labor from his children and from his works? In the case of Charles Darwin, he might already be in his cloud nine as he sees the fruits of his own realizations.

Father of Evolution Charles Darwin also shares some of the best quotes known in human history. He said: “False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.”

If he could live today, he would probably be happy seeing the creativity of his thoughts. In the world filled with utmost toils and troubles, these animals have survived and made it to the modern world.

A list accounted by Listverse (www.listverse.com) shows the “weirdest and the most wonderful” species on the planet. Get ready to see these species to stun and turn you insane. Some of these animals are only as little as your finger and others would drive you crazy because of their looks. And, they are also mysterious.

Here are some of the cutest animals found in different areas of the world. Are you ready?

One is a hippo that looks like a chess piece. According to the website, the pygmy hippo is a lone animal residing only in the dense vegetation along streams and swamps. The pygmy hippo is shy and it avoids people.

How sad it is for an animal to be without companions and guess what, he survived!

Next is the Bactrian camel that can reach seven feet in height and weigh up to 1,500 pounds. During winter, it thickens to provide added insulation against the cold and large chunks of fur are shed in the summer “to keep the animal cool”. However, it is already an endangered species.

If you want to see someone like Rafiki from The Lion King, it would be best to see the slender doris. The slender doris is a small, nocturnal primate found only in the tropical rainforests of Southern India and Sri Lanka.

One fascinating trait they have is that, they prefer “thick, thorny vegetation where they can easily escape as predators and find the large assortment of insects that is the mainstay of their diet.”

Next is the bumblebee bat is second to the Etruscan pygmy shrew for the title of “world’s smallest mammal.” They have the same size as a bumblebee but always make the distinction. They also have the ability to hover like hummingbirds. The bumblebee is considered as one of the twelve most endangered species on the planet.

No wonder those with long snouts are those who survive the many catastrophes. One of them is a dolphin called a Baiji (I would name him ReeRee if I would be able to see one). The Baijis have already reached a critical level and now is nearly becoming extinct. According to the website, fossil records say the dolphins first appeared 25 years ago and migrated from the Pacific Ocean to the Yangzte River 20 million years ago.

Another animal of its kind is an animal with almost the same size as a rabbit and is only found in Kenya, the golden-rumped elephant shrew.

And oh, it’s an animal trapped by people. My next article will lead you to findings and researches on why.

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