In Pictures: Unusual Animals

A look at the strange creatures that roam our planet.

This image released by the New England Aquarium shows a one-pound female lobster, known as a “split,” that was caught by a Massachusetts fisherman last week and arrived at the aquarium in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Officials say such rare Halloween coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters. (AP Photo/New England Aquarium, Emily Bauernseind)
This picture taken through a special filter in a dark room shows, a cat, left, possessing a red fluorescent protein that makes the animal glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet rays, appearing next to a normal cloned cat, right, at Gyeongsang National University in Jinju, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. South Korean scientists have cloned cats that glow red when exposed to ultraviolet rays, an achievement that could help develop cures for human genetic diseases, the Science and Technology Ministry said. (AP Photo/ Yonhap, Choi Byung-kil)
The mysterious sea creature that washed ashore on Folly Beach, S.C. is actually a sturgeon. (Facebook)
In this photo taken Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Palestinian zoo owner Mohammed Awaida holds a mummified monkey at the Khan Younis zoo, southern Gaza Strip. There is an afterlife for animals at Gaza’s Khan Younis zoo. Animals who die in the dilapidated park come to life again as stuffed creatures. But because the taxidermy in the impoverished Palestinian territory relies on techniques available on the Internet, the unusual wildlife experience of petting a lion, tiger or crocodile can be a grim one.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)
A bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange, yellow and calico-colored lobsters in the past two years, leading them to ask why they’re getting more reports of rare-colored lobsters showing up in fishermen’s traps. (AP Photo/Rebecca McAleney, File)
Overseer of small mammals at Bristol Zoo Gardens Caroline Brown with the young aye aye named “Raz”, (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in Bristol Zoo in Bristol, England, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2007. The aye aye is only the second of his species to be born in Britain. The rare species of lemur, hunted to near-extinction and seen as a bad omen in its native Madagascar, has been born at the Zoo. (AP Photo/ Barry Batchelor)
A 35-cm-long (14 inches) 1.3-kg (3.9 pounds) Giant isopod picked up from 800-meter (2625 feet) deep water in the East coast of the United States is displayed at the New Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, southwest of Tokyo, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)


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