#4 – Lowland Streaked Tenrec
If you want to see bizarre animal, Madagascar must be the place to go. This is the lowland streaked tenrec found in the lowland rain forests of Madagascar. They live in groups in burrows. They have long snout and long limbs. Sharp quills cover a black coat with yellow stripes.
Their diet consists of mostly earthworms and other invertebrates. When threatened, the streaked ternrec drives the barbed quills found on its back and on the crest around its head into its attacker.
The only mammal known to use stridulation, the unbarbed quills in the middle of the bank, when vibrated produce a faint chattering sound used to communicate with other tenrecs.