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Strange and unusual creatures

2012-05-23 03:35:57 GMT2012-05-23 11:35:57(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

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)

A young girl views an exhibition of a sea spider during a press viewing of The Science Of Aliens at the Science Museum in west London, Thursday, Oct, 13, 2005. The exhibition made up of over 500 exhibits, explores humanity's emotional attachment to the search for alien life. The exhibition opens for public viewing on Saturday, Oct, 15, 2005. (AP Photo/Sergio Dionisio)

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)

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)

This undated photo released by Kenneth C. Catania of Vanderbilt University showing an adult star-nosed mole. The mole literally inhales its food, taking less than a quarter of a second to identify a piece of food, grab it, eat it, and then look for more. (AP Photo/Vanderbilt University, Kenneth Catania)

Ancient creatures resembling stout-necked Loch Ness Monsters apparently developed arthritis in their monster jaws, revealing that even such lethal killers could suffer from and eventually succumb to diseases of old age.

(Agencies)

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