Hideous Blobfish Voted World’s Ugliest Animal

It is relatively easy to rally support for cute and cuddly endangered creatures like pandas, but what about those animals that are not quite so pleasant to look at? In an effort to bring attention to some of “Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children,” the Ugly Animal Preservation Society hosted a contest to select the world’s ugliest creature. Despite stiff competition from the kakapo, axolotl, Titicaca water frog, and proboscis monkey, the aptly named blobfish—which bears some resemblance to the Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt—claimed the title. More…


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