Saturday, September 14, 2013

world's ugliest animal

 The Ugly Animal Preservation Society names the blobfish as its new mascot after a global online vote. The gelatinous fish lives
at depths of up to 1,200 meters off the coast of Australia where it feeds on crabs and lobsters. It's under threat as it often gets caught up in fishing nets... but you wouldn't want to eat it.

 a somewhat ugly bird named the kakapo, a critically endangered parrot. It's the only flightless parrot in the world and has very muscular thighs, according to the British Science Association. On the left is former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

 the proboscis monkey, a big-schnozzed primate that avoids mirrors on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the warthog is like a weird assemblage of other animals' parts.

North America's largest land bird is likely to get by on brains, rather than looks.

This living dinosaur native to the Indonesian island of Komodo and others actually drools slime. And its bite is venomous. Don't keep as a pet.

 Despite its name, implying -- in English, anyway -- some sort of affirmation, this teeny Madagascan primate looks like something left behind in a horror movie prop department and mysteriously brought to life.

 Found lounging hugely on beaches worldwide, the elephant seal looks like someone big, ugly and violent you wouldn't want to encounter in a pub. Curiously enough, those three words also nicely sum up the animal's striking sexual encounter.

 The monkfish. Hangs out in: the Atlantic. Lacks: aesthetic charm. What more to be said?

 Draping itself around Central and South America, the three-toed sloth has a face that looks as if it was put together by a negligent depressive.