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The Ugliest Animal in the World

Fan Info RosaAn 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.

Ugly Animal Preservation Society Ugly Animal Preservation Society - Photo: Ugly Animal Preservation Society Website

1st place: Bobfish

Deep, man! Down at depths of 1,968-3,937 feet (600-1,200 meters), 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.

Blobfish Blobfish - Photo: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

2nd place: Kakapo

Find out about the bird in the Kakapo Facts

Kakapo Kakapo - Photo: Imogen Warren/Shutterstock

3rd place: Axolotl

Find out about the salamander in the Axolotl Facts


Axolotl Axolotl - Photo: Lapis2380/Shutterstock

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