25 Mammals That Are Shockingly Ugly

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While some mammals can be cute, others can be grotesquely ugly. This list is about mammals who fall in the ugly camp. From naturally deformed noses to faces fit for a horror movie, these 25 mammals that are shockingly ugly are not creatures you want to keep as pets (not to mention some of them can kill you…but that’s a different post). Get ready to be shocked!

25. Pied Tamarin

endangered-ugly.blogspot.com Found in a restricted section of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, these new world monkeys are our first contestant.

24. Meishan Pig

www.triplestinkfarms.com Named after a Chinese prefecture, these floppy eared pigs are known for their large litters and prolific reproduction.

23. Saiga

whitleyaward.org These critically endangered antelopes live on the desert steppes of Kazakhstan and Mongolia and are known for their over sized and flexible noses.

22. Baby Aardvark

www.environmentalgraffiti.com Aardvarks are strange enoughwiththeir fur.

21. Flying Fox

whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com Commonly known as fruit bats they are the largest bats in the world.

20. Uakari

semanariolavoz.cl With bald heads, red faces, short tails, and loose hair, these monkeys have an interesting sense of style.

19. Echidna

travel.aol.co.uk Along with the platypus this is the only living mammal that lays eggs.

18. Chien Fer

www.pyepimanla.com Meaning “iron dog” in English, this breed is found in the eastern Caribbean. It has almost no hair except for a tuft on the head.

17. Wombat

www.flickr.com Although they are a rare sight, this nocturnal marsupial will leave ample evidence of passing as it treats fences as minor inconveniences and leaves its distinctive cubic feces everywhere.

16. Hippopotamus

commons.wikimedia.org These large pig looking herbivores are actually most closely related to whales and porpoises.

15. Philippine Tarsier

www.nydailynews.com Those eyes alone qualified it for our list.

14. Almiqui

www.weirdworm.com Since it’s discovery in 1861 only 36 of these small Cuban creatures have every been caught. They are also the only mammal ever discovered with venomous saliva.

13. Sloth

suitcasestories.com These slow moving creatures are often home to a number of other organisms including moths, beetles, fungi, and algae.

12. Snub Nosed Monkey

news.discovery.com It’s the forward facing nostrils that gave them their name.

11. Baird Tapir

www.wowmuseum.org Having been known to charge humans, these pig like creatures inhabit most of Central America.

10. Warthog

www.seaworld.org We know, he’s really cute in the Lion King. But have you seen him in real life?

9. Elephant Seal

www.flickr.com This list should probably just be called “animals with insanely large, floppy noses”.

8. Sphynx Cat

all-that-is-interesting.com Dogs don’t have to be the only hairless household pets in the world.

7. Oriental Yeti

www.freerepublic.com This nickname was given to a creature captured in China on April 5, 2010. Scientists believed it was a civet that lost its hair due to disease but since then the world hasn’t heard much of anything concerning the animal.

6. Star-nosed Mole

www.sciencedaily.com With huge claws and tentacles shoting out of its nose there is more than one way to argue the ugliness of this creature.

5. Aye-Aye

www.nydailynews.com Found on Madagascar, aye-ayes are often killed strung up by villagers because they are thought to be a bad omen. With recent rain forest destruction the killings have increased.

4. Griffin’s Leaf-nosed Bat

www.huffingtonpost.com You thought we were done with strange noses? Well think again because we have one more for you…

3. Male Proboscis Monkey

www.mnn.com It even has the word “nose” in the name.

2. Naked Mole Rat

societyofbiologyblog.org Fun fact: these guys have a lack of pain sensation in their skin.

1. Sam the Chinese Crested

likes.com Although not all Chinese Crested dogs are this hideous, Sam won the title three years in a row until he died in 2005 of health problems.

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