The Ugliest Animal in the World
An online survey with over 3,000 participants chose the ugliest animal in the world. The online survey was carried out by the “Ugly Animal Preservation Society”. All three species are also endangered. And don’t get us wrong: all animals are beautiful in their own way - this light-hearted article should be taken with a pinch of salt.
1st place: Bobfish
Deep, man! Down at depths of 1,968-3,937 ft (600-1,200 m), where not even a ray of light gets through, there’s a animal that’s as ugly as sin. This animal’ body is made up of a kind of jelly, like frogspawn. The word jelly comes from the Latin and means “to freeze”. And most people would be so shocked on seeing this creature that they would be lost for words. This is the blobfish, which looks like a grumpy old man.
The ugliest animal competition attracted a lot of attention, which is what its organizers wanted. Now the public knows that the blobfish is an endangered species and can help by eating less fish or eating sustainable fish. The blobfish is threatened by deep sea fishing, as it has no natural predators.
2nd place: Kakapo
Find out about the bird in the Kakapo Facts
3rd place: Axolotl
Find out about the salamander in the Axolotl Facts
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