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What Is That? Fifteen of the World’s Most Exotic Pets
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1. Sugar Glider
These Australian marsupials are curious creatures and much easier to care for than a fussy koala. Easy to snuggle and cute to boot? What’s not to love?
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2. Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
I’m not sure why anyone would pay for a three-inch cockroach when he can look under a fridge and find one for free.
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3. Hyacinth Macaw
“What do you call a Scottish parrot?” “I don’t know; what?” “A Macaw!”
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4. Leopard Gecko
Look into my eyes … you’re getting very, very sleepy.
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5. Albino Crocodile
Extremely rare in the wild, albino crocodiles are vulnerable to predators; they can only survive in captivity.
Hey man, it’s a lot of work hanging out on these branches all day. Don’t hate; appreciate!
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7. Raccoon Dog
Neither a raccoon nor a dog, the Siberian canine faces more danger than flawed classification: many faux-fur garments are really made from raccoon dog fur.
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Here, kitty, kitty … You’re such a cute mini jaguar!
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I am Nosferatu’s cute and furry cousin!
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If you buy one hundred more servals, you’ve got yourself a gorgeous coat! Just kidding.
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11. White Lion Cub
Ranging from blond to pale white, white lion cubs are popular commodities in the illegal wildlife trade (directly leading to their endangered status).
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12. Savannah Cat
Don’t be surprised if your nimble savannah cat runs away to join the circus.
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13. Lavender Albino Python
One of the rarest snakes on Earth, this python will set you back 40,000 bones.
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14. Camel Spider
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this thing crawling through my nightmares.
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15. Macaque (Snow Monkey)
You must harness your chi, my young grasshopper.