In 2011, it was estimated that there are 8.7 million species on earth, with 1-2 million of those being animals (Wonderopolis). However, in a more recent article in 2017, scientists are now estimating that there are about 2 billion species in the world, with 7 percent being animals (phys.org). That makes 140 million different animal species. As we discover more kinds of animals, there’s bound to be some extremely weird ones out there. Here are a couple that are just so fun and weird that I can’t help mentioning.