Animals I didn’t know existed!
Welcome to AIDKE - Animals I Didn't Know Existed!
Reddit's digital zoo for the weirdest, wildest, most interesting and mysterious animals on the web.
We hope to meet and learn about as many cool critters as possible!
Post titles MUST include "scientific name: genus species". This is to ensure the animal is correctly identified so we can find out more about it!
Posts must be a photo or video of animals. As cool as plants, fungi, and the other kingdoms can be, we're here for the kingdom of animals. Please try to include photographer/videographer or source of media in a comment on your post - this is appreciated but not mandatory. No illustrations or animations.
Search before posting. Eponymous with our name, this is for animals "I" didn't know existed. If it's been posted here before, "I" know about it. We prefer new and interesting content.
No blood or animals being munched on. We prefer pictures of living animals, but make exceptions for high quality, whole preservations.
If you have or know of a blog, podcast, etc. specifially related to rare or unusual animals and would like to post it, please message the mods and we will review it.
Be civil. It may be the "law of the jungle" out in the wild, but we're a community of animal lovers. No name calling, belittling, or bickering.
No religion or politics. While there can be intersection between animals, environmental policies, and scriptures we're just here for the animals.
No selling or marketing. We appreciate that you may own or know of a business where people can see or purchase animals. However, vetting businesses for ethical anmial acquisition and treatment is beyond the scope of our moderation team.
If your post or comment has been removed and you believe this was an error, feel free to message the mods. We are willing to work with you to meet our posting and commenting guidelines.
If you see a post or comment which breaks the rules, please use the report button. The mod team does its best but we can't be everywhere at once. We depend on you to help keep this sub an interesting and welcoming place to visit.
Photo by Thomas Pierre, found in Pemuteran, Bali. Indonesia. A type of sea slug in the family Caliphyllidae. An absolutely stunning creature, they are only about 4cm wide.