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12/25/2012 11:14 am ET

Bizarre Animal Traits: 9 Creatures With Incredibly Strange Characteristics (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The animal kingdom is filled with many strange characteristics and behaviors. Some peculiar attributes, like the hippopotamus' 'blood sweat,' can be explained by adaption, while the causes of other bizarre animal traits remain more of a mystery.

Check out the gallery below to see 9 creatures with some of the most bizarre animal traits on the planet.

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