Rainforests contain some of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. In fact, more than half of the world’s species of animals live in the rainforest and some of them are absolutely weird. For various reasons, some of these creatures have developed some very strange characteristics, traits that make them stand out from all the animals we are accustomed to. Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at ten of the strangest creatures who have made the rainforest their home.
9The Common Basilisk aka The Jesus Lizard
This particular animal gets its nickname from the fact that it will quite literally run on water when it has to. As a matter of fact, it can only run on water for a maximum of 40 feet before sinking. It can swim, though, as it spends most of its life by the water. It also spends a lot of time hunting for food or basking in the sun like most lizards. Native to the rainforests of Central and South America, this is without a doubt one of the strangest lizards in the world.