Are you happy for hippogriffs? Bats about basilisks? Thirsty for thestrals? Even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, everyone likes a hint of witchcraft and wizardry. You might struggle to find them outside of films and books, but there’s more magic in the real world than you might expect…
With the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pokies.net.au have tracked down the weirdest and wildest animals from across the globe in their new infographic.
Take a closer look at the strange appearance and powers of 17 extraordinary animals from around the world. Thrill in the Narwhal, the unicorn of the sea – its horn won’t make you live forever, but it can grow to up to a stunning 10 feet long. Delight in the adorable Pink Fairy Armadillo, smaller than a Chihuahua, or wonder at the sparkling, changing colours of the Golden Tortoise Beetle.
With the creatures at the bottom of the ocean, hidden away in unexplored forests, or in the middle of the searing desert, you won’t be able to find them in the comfort of your home. But where can you start?
- Why not go adventuring for Aye-Ayes in Madagascar, keeping an ear out for their ‘percussive foraging’?
- Try searching for Sunda Colugo in Singapore as they glide above your head?
- Or listen out for Lyrebirds in Australia, as they reproduce any sound perfectly?
And that’s only scratching the surface…
If you’re looking for the cute, the impressive, and the downright bizarre, you’ve come to the right place. With goblins, vampires and dragons just some of the entries on the list, you might think you’ve wandered into Hogwarts. And it just gets weirder from there.
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