Learn about unusual animals on these websites. Some are rare, strange, or frightening. Discover strange creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean, nocturnal primates, or hairless rodents that live in colonies like ants. Includes eThemes resources on bats, snakes, and gila monsters.
Here is a list of Fact Monster's Top Ten Unusual Animals, with pictures and a short description of each. Click on the name of the animal to read an encyclopedia article with more information. NOTE: This site contains ads and a pop-up.
This site introduces several species of rare animals, includes facts about each animal, and downloadable paper craft printouts with instructions. You can make your own giant armadillo, okapi, little spotted kiwi, and many others. The downloads are PDF files of various lengths.
Learn about the characteristics, descriptions, habitat, and behavior of snakes. There are photographs, videos, and quizzes on these reptiles. Covers a variety of species, including rattlesnakes, cobras, anacondas, and more.
These sites are about Gila monsters, one of two species of venomous lizards. Learn about the physical characteristics and defense mechanisms that help Gila monsters survive in the desert. Includes photographs and a diagram. Linked are two related eThemes Resources on desert animals and habitats.