15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making Up

Unicorns, gryphons, and cockatrices aren't real (or if they are, we don't know where to find them). But the world is a wonderful (and often scary) place, so living, breathing creatures exist that could give your average dragon a run for its hoarded gold coins. Sure, none of these can breathe fire or turn you to stone with its stare -- but they can look gorgeous(ly weird) for the camera. Just take a look at these beauties:

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSources: Animal Planet, David Mailland/Wikimedia Commons

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: Scotcat.com

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: National Geographic

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: Ocean Conservancy

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: New England Primate Conservancy

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: Natural History Museum, London

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: Wired

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: San Diego Zoo

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: Wired

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSources: New Scientist, Wikimedia Commons

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: The Telegraph

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSources: Science Focus, Project Noah

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15 Creatures You'll Think (Or Wish) We Were Making UpSource: National Geographic

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