Funny farm

Published on November 11th, 2011
Funny farm

If you think Mother Nature doesn’t have a sense of humour, you clearly haven’t met these three crazy creatures…

The Proboscis Monkey
Also known as the Long-nosed Monkey or Nasalis larvatus, this monkey is found on the island of Borneo, and named after the ridiculously oversized nose that’s found on the male monkeys. But why do the boys have such silly noses, while the girls look fairly normal? Well, no one’s really certain, but it’s believed that the females prefer big-nosed men, so this handsome fellow could be seen as Zac Efron of the monkey world!

The blobfish
This funny-looking fish, also known as Psychrolutes marcidus, lives off the coast of Australia and Tasmania. But it only lives really deep down, so it’s hardly ever seen by human beings… which is a pity, because we all need a good laugh every now and then. The blobfish’s body contains hardly any muscle, so it spends every day floating lazily above the sea floor, eating whatever happens to float in front of it. Sounds like a pretty charmed life, except for the fact that deep-sea nets are fishing these guys to extinction.

The Chinese Crested Hairless

The Chinese Crested is the punk of the
dog world, with tufts of hair only found
on its head, tail and fluffy little feet. The
rest of its body is covered with soft, smooth
skin – just like a human being’s. And just
like your skin, a Chinese Crested’s hairless
coat can suffer from acne, sunburn and
all-round dryness. This means that if you
want a pet Hairless, you’ll need to moisturise
it regularly and cover it with sunscreen
before going out in the sun.