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



One blobfish I am not interested in eating


deap sea 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.






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





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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