There are millions of different animal species in the world and many of them are cute and beautiful, but the dark corners of the animal kingdom have creatures that can send chills down your spine just when you look at them. Found deep in oceans, high in rainforest canopies or underground in the soil, we are talking about the scariest looking animals you have ever seen. From the basking shark and the wolf eel to the whip scorpion and the Andean condor, today’s post will show you some of the most terrifying and creepy animals that exist. Nevertheless, despite being some of the scariest animals to ever exist, most of the creatures featured in this post are completely harmless to humans. Here are some Creepiest Animals You Won’t Believe Actually Exist.
Native to New Zealand, the Giant Weta is a very large insect species. Reaching weights of up to 35 g (1.23 oz), the bug usually hides in the dead leaves of tree ferns, or in nikau palms and cabbage trees, but it leaves its resting places at night to move around in trees or on the ground. Despite its enormous size, the Giant Weta only lives 6-9 months.
Found in mountainous regions of South America, the Andean Condor is one of the largest birds in the world, reaching a weight of up to 15 kg (33 lb) and a wingspan of up to 3 m (10 ft). Its enormous size combined with its scary appearance and the powerful beak also makes it one of the terrifying birds.
Native to tropical rainforests in Central and South America, the Sloth has a reputation of being one of the most bizarre and creepiest animals in the world. Famous for their laziness, these creatures spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping. Surprisingly, they are excellent swimmers and are also notable for their unique ability to host algae on their furs that helps both the algae and sloth.
Bird Dung Crab Spider
Found in jungles of Southeastern Asia, the Bird Dung Crab Spider has a unique ability to mimic a bird dropping in color, shape, size and even smell. Masters of deception, these small spiders spend a lot of time sitting motionlessly on the leaves of plants, waiting to attract unsuspecting insects such as flies for dinner.
Found in warmer parts of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea including the Canary Islands, Madeira and other islands, the Fangtooth Moray is a threatening-looking fish that lives in small caves, holes, and cracks, which they can share with other eels. With strong, razor-sharp teeth, these morays reach up to 120 cm (4 ft) in length.