Recently I have concluded that many animals probably do not really exist. They are simply images created to see how much weirdness people will swallow. For example, the maned wolf:
You remember the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog? Well, then, come on, you just know some Monty Python fan probably made up this little antelope:
And while we’re on the subject of unbelievable teeth, there’s this:
Yes, the upper teeth grow right up through the snout, piercing the skin. See how they curve back? Yes, they can actually keep growing and pierce the skull. No, it’s not clear why tusks like this would be a good idea. Did evolution do this, or are the animals absolutely fictional?
And how about this?
If this animal appeared in a fantasy movie, you’d know it was a (pretty bad) special effect. Why believe in them just because you’re told that no, really, they exist? Suuuure. Have YOU ever seen a saiga antelope? Well, then.
The Uakari is even more obviously fictional:
Got a favorite “fictional animal?” Drop it in the comments …