I was in Borneo recently and whilst the group and I were looking at a wonderful red morph Colugo we were talking about the strangest and weirdest mammals in the world. So we came up with the idea of throwing this out to the mammal watching community, to see if we could get a definitive top 10 weirdest mammals in the world.
Now I know that weird and strange are very arbitrary things and what is someone’s weird is someone else’s normal. I also understand that is you take an elephant, giraffe, hippo or rhino you have some very strange and weird animals indeed. But I think you will understand where I am coming from when i say weird.
I am talking from an unusual looking, evolutionary distinct, bizarre life history and not commonplace at all point of view.
So after much thought and discussion among the group I settled on my Top 10 Weirdest Mammals on Earth. Please let me know yours, you can comment here or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and similar to Jon when he compiled the top mammals to see, i will work out the ultimate top 10 from everyones suggestions.
- Solenodon (any)
- Colugo (any)
- Pink Fairy Armadillo
- Echidna (any)
- Giant anteater
- Naked Mole Rat
- Marsupial Mole (any)
I am very much looking forward to hearing other people’s thoughts.