Weird & Deadly
Videos of the world's weirdest and deadliest creatures

A collection by Sparticl
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World’s Weirdest: Proboscis Monkeys

World’s Weirdest: Proboscis Monkeys

A big nose, large stomach, and webbed feet. Watch to find out how useful those features are when a crocodile gets way too close for comfort to a proboscis monkey. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Weirdest: Smelly Fruit Fly Cologne

World’s Weirdest: Smelly Fruit Fly Cologne

Male Mediterranean fruit flies produce a smelly cologne to attract the ladies. Unfortunately, it attracts more than female fruit flies! More...

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National Geographic
World’s Weirdest: Pangolin

World’s Weirdest: Pangolin

Ants and termites, beware! While not ferocious or fast, the toothless pangolin gobbles thousands of ants in a day, thanks to its huge claws (for digging into nests) and long sticky tongue. Take a peek. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Weirdest: Fire Ants Make Living Raft

World’s Weirdest: Fire Ants Make Living Raft

Threatened by rising waters, how can this colony of ants get away from hungry fish and reach dry land? Watch their escape plan come together. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Weirdest: Flying Squirrel

World’s Weirdest: Flying Squirrel

The ultimate escape artist. The flying squirrel can make a quick getaway when confronted by all manner of predators, and there are a lot of predators. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Deadliest: Vampire Bats

World’s Deadliest: Vampire Bats

Not a Hollywood myth, vampire bats are real predators. With scalpel-sharp teeth, they can draw blood before waking their victim. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Deadliest: Amazing Pistol Shrimp

World’s Deadliest: Amazing Pistol Shrimp

One of this shrimp’s two claws acts like a handgun, firing a high-velocity bubble that stuns prey. Blink and you’ll miss the action in this amazing video. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Deadliest: Leopard Seal vs. Penguin

World’s Deadliest: Leopard Seal vs. Penguin

Like underwater ballerinas, leopard seals twirl effortlessly in the sea. They are also one of Antarctica’s deadliest hunters. Watch how leopard seals hunt and kill penguins. More...

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National Geographic
Deadly Venomous Viper

Deadly Venomous Viper

In Southeast Asia, one snake is responsible for nearly half of all snakebites. Sensing the heat of prey through pits on its face, the white-lipped green pit viper delivers a toxin fatal to small animals. More...

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National Geographic
Deadly 60: Killer Crown of Thorns

Deadly 60: Killer Crown of Thorns

The crown of thorns is a venomous starfish that feasts on coral by vomiting its stomach lining, which contains toxic juices that dissolve the coral. Watch this large, spiny starfish in action. More...

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BBC
Deadly 60: Yellowtail Cribo

Deadly 60: Yellowtail Cribo

It’s not venomous, but the enormous yellowtail cribo snake feeds on any kind of animal that crosses its path in the Amazon. Find out how. More...

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BBC
Weird Water-Holding Frogs

Weird Water-Holding Frogs

Humans can survive about three days without water. This frog? Two or more years. See what shedding its skin has to do with this feat. More...

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National Geographic
World Weirdest: Echidna

World Weirdest: Echidna

What’s so special about the echidna’s beak? What happens after baby puggles are hatched? See for yourself in this video. More...

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National Geographic
World’s Weirdest: Flies and Maggots

World’s Weirdest: Flies and Maggots

Flies belong to the insect order Diptera, noted for having only a single pair of flight wings, while most other insects have two. More...

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National Geographic
Sawfish Are Some of the World’s Weirdest and Most Endangered Fish

Sawfish Are Some of the World’s Weirdest and Most Endangered Fish

Sawfish often get their rostrum caught in fishing gear. With habitats disappearing, they’re in danger of dying out. However, a research team says there’s hope for the species. Get the details. More...

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Slate