World’s Ugliest Animals (Pictures)

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.    Which animal is your “favorite”?


The Blobfish

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: 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!

Credits: AP/Vanderbilt University/Kenneth Catania

The Aye-Aye

The Aye-Aye is currently an endangered species partially due to the fact many in it’s native Madagascar view the animal as an evil omen and kill them on the spot.
Credits: Getty/Bristol Zoo
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  1. Oh my – those are some pretty ugly animals. I can see why the poor little aye-aye’s might be considered evil – they do kind of have that look about them!
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  2. GOOD GOD those things are terrible looking!! The little Aye-Aye is sort-of cute in a creepy kind of way ROFLOL :) That Blob Fish takes the cake though…that’s one ugly son-of-a-gun!
    From the linked website, I’d have to say that the hairless cats are neck-in-neck with the nasty, naked mole rat!! YIKES!
    Thanks for sharing these with us, Tracy. :) They sure made me smile. 😉

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  3. I think the Blobfish is the cutest from your list. I thought the sloth and proboscis monkey from the main list were cute tho!!!!!

  4. OMG!!! thanks for sharing this info and pics. the blob fish is indeed like a cartoon character! and eww..the aye aye is soo wonder ppl consider it a bad omen and kill it. gosh looks so cruel! Maybe they could animate such a character in a movie…eww..getting goosebumps!

    but thanks for sharing.
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  5. Wow, them’s some fugly animals!!

  6. The last one looks like Nosferatu! Creepy! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Elizabeth Long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    ickyyyy!!!!!!!! Im at school rite now imma 4th grader…Lol!!!!!! This is so creepy though i just got bored and said letd look at ugly animals! there really really nreally really really cute ina wayyy but nor reallyyy!!!!

  8. ive seen the blobfish and the aye aye before, but never that mole thing!!!! creepy!!! i never want to run into that!!LOL also what is coming out of its mouth!!!!! eeeeewwwww!!!!!

  9. cherie moore says:

    the blobfish kinda looks like charlie brown. thay are all so cute that there ugly how ever it goes.

  10. I really think the aye aye is kinda cute i wouldn’t mind having one of them as pet.


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