World’s 6 UGLIEST Animals

Have a look at the top contenders of world’s ugliest animals because not all animals are cute and cuddly.

 

1. The Blobfish

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

Perhaps its unfair to judge a fish out of water, but the blobfish looks more like a ball of slime than a living creature. There, there you sad face big creature. 

This ugly ocean dweller lives in deep waters off the coasts of Australia and surrounding areas. Since the blobfish’s body is made up of a gelatinous substance that’s slightly less dense than water, the fish is able to float above the sea floor without using much energy.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

In 2013, the blobfish was formally named the “World’s Ugliest Animal” by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. In the wild, the blobfish feeds by opening its mouth, floating and simply swallowing edible matter like crabs and sea pens that float nearby. Though rarely seen by humans, the blobfish is now facing extinction due to deep sea fishing.
World's 6 UGLIEST Animals
 

2. The Naked Mole Rat

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

According to Wikipedia, the naked mole-rat also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and is the only species currently classified in the genus.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

These rats had their fifteen minutes of fame when one was featured as Rufus, a beloved pet in Disney’s cartoon series, Kim Possible. Since then, this wrinkly, hairless creature hasn’t spent much time in the spotlight, aside from topping a number as one of the “ugliest animal” on earth.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

 

3. The Star-Nosed Mole

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

Yes, it is weird and downright unattractive, but the star-nosed mole is an intelligent little creature that uses air bubbles to smell. These moles are found in the eastern edge of the United States and Canada in marshes and wetlands. They have a peculiar appearance due to their noses, which are made up of 11 pairs of tentacles that form a circular star.
World's 6 UGLIEST Animals
  

4. The Proboscis Monkey

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

The proboscis monkey or the long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Malay, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. This species co-exists with the Bornean Orang-utan.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

While most people find their large, protruding noses laughably ugly, the animals make good use of their fleshy snouts in courtship. Male proboscis monkeys utilize their bulbous snouts to attract females while scaring off potential males. These monkeys survive on nuts, leaves and unripe fruit because the sugars in ripe fruit can make them sick!

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

 

5. The Pig-Nosed Turtle

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

Also known as the pitted-shelled turtle or Fly River turtle, these specie’s nose actually does resemble that of a pig, with nostrils at the front of a fleshy, protuberant snout. The pig-nosed turtle’s carapace (shell) and limbs may be gray to olive green. Its plastral (bottom shell) color is light—white, cream or yellowish. Males have larger tails than the females, making them easy to identify.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

 

6. The Axolotl

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

According to Wikipedia, the axolotl, also known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish”, it is not a fish, but an amphibian.

The axolotl is today’s popular freshwater aquarium pet. It has a flat-shaped broad head,wider than it’s body. Its gills are feathery which protrudes on both sides, allowing this creature to breathe under water.

World's 6 UGLIEST Animals

 

Yet, despite of their hideous and ugly features, they have their own type of charm and they all deserve to be loved.

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