Some animals are so unique that it’s hard to believe they’re even real. These majestic creatures come from all over the world, but many of them are native to areas most of us will never visit, such as Madagascar, or deep in the rainforests of Central and South America.

Unfortunately, many of them are also endangered, but knowing about them and bringing awareness to their plight can go a long way in helping to preserve them. Our planet is better the more diverse it is; that’s what makes ecosystems so complex and interesting. So making sure animals don’t go extinct should be a priority for anyone who cares about the future of Earth.

From bold colors to strange shapes and features, these 30 creatures will make you do a double-take. How many have you heard of before today?