Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2016: Extraordinary Animals

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2016: Extraordinary Animals

Timmy – The Five-Legged Rat

Timmy the rat was born with five legs, two at the front and three at the back .

His extra leg doesn’t cause Timmy any issues and he walks around and plays with his brothers and sisters just like a regular rat.

His owner, Monica Beckner is from Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Lilli – The 32-Toed Cat

Cats are normally born with 18 toes but Lilli boasts nearly twice as many.

She was born with 32 toes in total, spread across her front and back paws.

Lilli lives in Orangeville, Orntario, Canada with her owner Keirstin Mercer.

Stan and his Cuddle Clone

Online retailer Cuddle Clones offers custom-made, exact stuffed replicas of pets, working from submitted photographs.

Stan, a schnauzer from Toronto Canada, is pictured here with his carbon copy Cuddle Clone.

The retailer is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bella – The Tightrope-Walking Dog

Melissa Millett’s Boston terrier, Bella, can walk 6 ft (1.8 m) along a narrow tightrope.

The talented dog can also scooter, skateboard, ride a rocking horse, skip, play basketball, and play the piano.

George – The Goldfish that had a Tumor Removed from his Head

10 year old goldfish George underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumour from his head.

The surgery went well and george is expected to live until 30 – the average life expectancy for a goldfish.

George is owned by Pip Joyce from Melbourne, Australia.

Absente’s Insect Pasta

Absente, an Italian-style café in Kinshicho, Japan, serves a spaghetti dish topped with a generous helping of cooked locusts.

Although they may look disgusting, locusts are packed with protein, calcium, and vitamin A.

Paws – The Cat with Thumbs

Paws the cat has extra toes that are separated from the rest, making it look as though he has thumbs.

Billy Rice looks after Paws in Atwater, California.

The Four Eyed Mouse

Katheryn Hung spotted this incredible four-eyed mouse while on vacation in Destin, Florida and managed to take a photograph.

Kim Kowalksi’s Bone Jewellry

Kim Kowalski from Pueblo, Colorado, made this ornate pendant from the pelvis of a gopher that a weasel had killed in her backyard.

The back of the pendant is decorated with a butterfly wing and a dead finch foot that she obtained from a local aviary.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not 2016

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers’ orders by drone.

Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a feast of information and entertainment.

Prepare yourself for this year’s collection of eye-popping oddities!