25 Funny/Stupid Names of Animals

21Aye-aye

Probably named by a sailor, this is a type of lemur native to Madagascar. It is the world’s largest nocturnal primate.


22Satanic leaf gecko

This species of gecko is indigenous to the island of Madagascar. It may also be known as the eyelash leaf-tailed gecko or the fantastic leaf-tailed gecko.


23Pink fairy armadillo

It is pink though doesn’t look like a fairy. Pink fairy armadillos have small eyes, silky yellowish white fur. The pink fairy armadillo is nicknamed the “sand-swimmer” because it is said that it can “burrow through the ground as fast as a fish can swim in the sea.”


24Blobfish

Now this one is aptly named because it just looks like a mass of blob when it is out of the water. They live at depths between 600 and 1,200 meters where the pressure is 60 to 120 times as great as at sea level. The flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it such as deep-ocean crustaceans.


25Gorilla gorilla gorilla

If we're doing Latin names too, then it has to be the Western Lowland Gorilla, because its trinomial taxonomic name is literally Gorilla gorilla gorilla. They are found in lowland swamps in central Africa. It is the gorilla most often found in zoos.

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