The World's Ugliest Animals


By encino - Posted on 13 March 2011

I resisted creating this one for a while because I was thinking it was a bit shallow and that all of God's creatures are beautiful, aren't they? Not really. Anyway, animals don't mind being called ugly, what matters to them is food, sleep and mating, in that order. And when it comes to mating strength and skills usually count for more than beauty.

 

hairless newborn aardvark

A newborn hairless aardvark is not so handsome

 

Newborn aye-ayes are not handsome either so much for the all babies are cute theory

 

baird tapir

Baird tapir

 

blobfish

One blobfish I am not interested in eating

 

deap sea anglerfish

Anglerfish

 

elephant seal

Elephant seal

 

scavenger bird

The marabou stork with its nearly hairless head, wrinkly skin, ugly throat sack and spindly legs wins the ugliest bird award

 

Ugliest Bird - Marabou Stork

 

frill shark

Frill shark

 

naked mole rat

Naked mole rat

Rodents are not favored for their good looks but this is an extreme case.

 

 

solenodon

Solenodon

 

ugly bat

Not pretty and the high-pitch screeching doesn't help either

 

mexican mole lizard

Mexican mole lizard

 

starnosed mole

Star-nosed mole - anything headless with claws is not going to make friends easily

 

warthog

Warthog

 

And now for a few that are not necessarily from ugly species but are only some of the ugliest representatives from within their species.

 

fugly cat

Ugly cat not overly concerned

 

diseased dog

This dog has some problems

 

tongue and mohawk

Some style issues

 

hairless whiskers

Hairless but yet big whiskers

 

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