Images to surprise and delight
By Rachael Bale, ANIMALS Executive Editor
Back in May, I asked you all to start sending us your favorite obscure animals. You mentioned some of my favorites, including pangolins and shoebills. But over the months, you’ve also mentioned a number of species I’m barely acquainted with.
I think we’re all at a place right now where we could use a little distraction. So, to that end, I present you with a parade of bizarre, beautiful, and little-known animals (pictured above, an okapi) to help you appreciate the wonder of the natural world. Pick your flavor:
• If you need a smile, try the quokka.
• If you appreciate a good hairdo, check out the