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14 of the Most Incredible Animal Encounters of 2014

We spend so much of our lives caught up in our own bubbles that we sometimes forget how vast the world is, and what amazing creatures we share this planet with. In 2014, we discovered some amazing new creatures, some we thought were extinct, and some we even brought back from extinction!

Check out these 14 incredible animals!

1. Say Hello to the South American Goliath bird-eater spider, which is roughly the same size as a small puppy.