Photos of the World's Ugliest Animals


The blobfish is an unusual deep-sea fish that lives in the waters off of Australia and Tasmania’s coasts. These grisly creatures are gelatinous, which means they have no skeleton or scales, and look as if they wear a perpetual frown.

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California Condor

These ugly birds have a wingspan of up to 10 feet and are one of the heaviest flying birds in the world. They are bald, with pinkish-gray skin on their heads and necks, sporting a lovely double chin.

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Proboscis Monkey

These unique animals are easily recognizable by their long, bulbous noses — especially in males. These honkers are impressive and are used to attract mates. 

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Naked Mole-Rat

These creatures have wrinkled, pink skin with almost no hair. They’re uniquely resistant to cancer, and scientists think they may hold the key to a cure for humans. 

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Star-nosed Mole

The star-nosed mole's noses aren’t quite the shiny gold stars we’re used to, but are made of 22 pink, fleshy tentacles. They are excellent swimmers and can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes.

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Yeti Crabs
Marabou Stork
Roti Island Snake Necked Turtle
Japanese Spider Crab
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