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12 Fabulously Glam Animals Who Would Make David Bowie Proud

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If only David Bowie made animals instead of supreme psychedelic tunes, the entire planet would be filled with critters like these. Evolution, you've done a fine job with your random mutations and all, but feel free to kick up the funk.

1. The peacock spider is groovy and hails from Australia.

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2. Take this Hyacinth macaw, with his jamming feathers and gorgeous eyes.

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3. Hey, mandrill, don't you know your face is far-out?

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4. Never ch-ch-change, chameleon. (Except if you need to communicate or regulate body temperature, then by all means go ahead.)

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5. With bright red shells and speedy punches, mantis shrimp are apt to blow your mind.

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6. These cool cats called moon jellies have four lunar-shaped gonads.

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7. Appreciate the saddleback caterpillar's fab hairdo from afar - otherwise, his poisonous spines might get you down.

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8. The red-footed booby always wears his dancing shoes.

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9. Monarch butterflies, sadly, are under pressure from habitat loss and climate change. (But you can be a hero to butterflies by planting milkweed.)

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10. The hairy bush viper just wants to boogie throughout Central Africa and eat the occasional bird.

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11. The Mandarin dragonet's vibrant scales are simply outta sight.

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12. The star-nosed mole's face is no mess - his 22 nose-tentacles help him catch food.

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