If you really know your animals, you might look at this little fellow and think you know what it is: an African golden mole. You would be wrong. This is a marsupial mole, one of the strangest and most mysterious animals in Australia, itself a hotbed of strange and mysterious animals. It is not, despite its name, a mole, although to be fair, neither is the African golden mole. Instead it simply looks and behaves sort of like a mole, an example of what’s called evolutionary convergence: two unrelated animals, often in completely different parts of the world, that have evolved in surprisingly similar ways.