Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre and astonishing creatures without the need for resorting to fiction. Some are rare; some are on the verge of extinction.
Here are 15 of the most peculiar creatures known to mankind.

Angora Rabbit 

Aye-aye 

Blobfish 

Komondor Dog  

Pink Fairy Armadillo 

Pygmy Marmoset 

Sloth 

Star-nosed Mole 

Sucker-footed Bat 

Sun Bear 

Tapir 

White-faced Saki Monkey 

Yeti Crab 

Right-Winged Ding Bat  

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman