10 Most Beautiful Animals In The World And Where To Find Them

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The peacock is among the most beautiful animals owing to its vibrant and iridescent plumage. The colours result from feather platelets that reflect and refract light, evolving to attract mates during courtship. They are found most in India, Sri Lanka, Java, and Myanmar.

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Mandarin Duck

Mandarin ducks are celebrated for their vibrant appearance, including a colourful bill, a crest of multiple hues, and golden-orange wings. They symbolise love and fidelity, inhabiting regions like Korea, Eastern Russia, China, Taiwan, and Japan.

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Orchid Mantis

This mantis species resembles a flower, with pink and white colours and petal-like appendages. Its camouflage helps it mimic a flower to ambush prey, making it both beautiful and functional for hunting. They are found in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia.

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Golden Pheasant

The golden pheasant, known for its vivid plumage, inhabits mountainous conifer and mixed forests with shrubs. They can be found in China, North and South America, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and New Zealand.

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Bengal Tiger

Known for its regal appearance and striking orange coat with black stripes as one of the most beautiful animals, the majestic Bengal tiger symbolises power and grace in the animal kingdom. They can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal.

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Hummingbirds are appreciated for their iridescent feathers and rapid wing beats. Though small and timid, they are among the most beautiful animals. They can be spotted in North, Central and South America, and Caribbean Islands.

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Kingfishers are vibrant, medium-sized birds in the Coraciiformes order. They're found globally, with a focus on Africa, Asia, Oceania, and some in Europe.

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Harlequin Filefish

These small, vibrant fish are adorned with a unique and intricate pattern that resembles a mosaic of colours and shapes. They can be spotted in Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

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Chameleons are reptiles that can change colour for multiple reasons: temperature control, communication, and camouflage. They're found in Africa, Asia, Europe, and some in America.

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Macaws are New World parrots that are tastefully coloured and long-tailed. They are well-socialised animals and can be found in Central America and North America (only Mexico), South America, and formerly the Caribbean.

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