Nolan and I were looking at pictures from the World’s Ugliest Animals and I just HAD to post a few of our favorites from the new 2009 list. I’ve never seen or heard of most of them before, but they are too funny (and ugly) that I had to share! Nolan’s comments were so cute (he is five) and he learned about some funny new animals. The last animal picture I posted is just too scary for words. You can find the rest of the list and pictures here at this website. Which animal is your “favorite”?
This little guy looks more like a cartoon character than a fish. The Blob fish has very few muscles and move very slowly, floating like a jelly fish. To eat, the Blob fish waits on the bottom of the ocean for prey to pass by. Credits: ScienceDiscovery.com/ NORFANZ 2005
The Red-lipped Batfish Credits: Cole/Getty
The lipstick won’t help. This ugly fish has quite a pout. They are terrible swimmers and use their pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor.
The Star Nosed Mole
A resident of the North America, this mole makes up for his poor eyesight with a hairless nose that is a “star” of 22 fleshy tentacles. The tentacles are extremely sensitive, they can even sense electricity!