Animals with the most ridiculous names

Star-nosed mole -
The star-nosed mole gets its name from its bizarre-looking nose. Since the star-nosed mole is blind, it relies on its unusual nose to locate food.

Blue-footed booby -
Known for their bright blue feet and amusing dance rituals, this large seabird is found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Frilled-necked lizard -
Found in Australia and New Guinea, the frilled-necked lizard is named after the large frill around its neck. It usually spreads out its frills as a form of defense.

Strange-tailed tyrant -
It's relatively straightforward as to why this bird is called "strange-tailed." The "tyrant" part comes from its bird family, Tyrannus.

Shoebill -
The shoebill is a large wading bird, found in tropical East Africa. They're known for their long, curved beaks and their distinctive call.

Sarcastic fringehead -
While this fish may not necessarily be sarcastic in the human sense, it does have an unpleasant disposition. It's known to open its large, colorful mouth unusually wide.

Aye-aye -
Native to Madagascar, the aye-aye is a nocturnal, arboreal primate. Their name comes from their distinctive call, which sounds like "aye-aye."

Gorilla gorilla gorilla -
That's right, the scientific name for the western lowland gorilla is gorilla gorilla gorilla. You'll never forget that name!

Common cockchafer -
The common cockchafer is a type of flying beetle found in Europe and North America. They're also referred to as May or June bugs, depending on when they're most active.

Boops boops -
The boops boops is a species of seabream fish native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, and Black Sea. The name comes from the ancient Greek word for "cow eye."

Striped pyjama squid -
The striped pyjama squid requires no explanation. Native to the Indo-Pacific oceans of Australia, this species is also known for its mild poison.

Dik-dik -
Found in the savannas of Africa, the dik-dik is a small antelope. They're known for their long, slender legs, and their distinctive call, which sounds like "dik-dik."

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