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Some of the Ugliest Creatures on Earth

Updated on December 24, 2011

Proboscis Monkey

 I think of Jimmy Durante when I see this nose.  This poor animal has been the butt of jokes because of his protruding appendage.  The nose acts as an amplifier of noise as well and when the monkey becomes upset or agitated, the nose gets bigger; filling with blood and becoming red in color.

The male sports a larger nose than the female; in hopes to attract his true love!  Surprisingly, this primate is on the Endangered List.


 The Hagfish is a creature that possesses a skull but no vertebrae.  It can produce lots of unusual mucus or slime from its body when threatened.

Not much is known about this lovely creature but if captured, it will continue to slime and tie itself in a knot, pulling itself out of it's skin and creating a new form of body to escape.

Hagfish also can enter its victims and feed from the inside out.  Yuck!


 This creature doesn't even look real; more like a creation of silly putty and slime.  This handsome fella is rarely seen as it loves to live in the darker, deeper waters of the ocean.

It doesn't like to expend much energy swimming, so its gelatinous type body allows it to float and it will eat items that swim by.  Not much of an athlete!

Ugliest Cats in the World

 When we think of kittens and cats, our thoughts shoot to soft and furry, purring balls of love.  Take a look at these follicularly  challenged felines!  The second photo shows a cat owned by a veterinarian who worries about his cat escaping the office because he has scared the neighbors before.  The first cat, I couldn't find much info but a picture speaks a thousand words.

Here kitty, kitty!

Chinese Crested Dog

 These poor dogs!  Born with bad teeth and unable to keep their tongues in their mouth most of the time, the Chinese Crested wins the Ugliest Dog contest each year.

This specific fella is named Sam and won three consecutive years in a row!

Only a face that a mother could love!

Naked Mole Rat

 Poor little guy!  How would you like to be hairless, wrinkly, pink and possess big, buck teeth?!

The naked mole rat fits the bill, coming in as one of the world's ugliest animals.


 Related to fish flies, the Dobsonfly is a bug that has scary looking mandibles!  While they will not attack, they can bite and pinch which inflicts quite a bit of pain.  They also use their mandibles to grab their honeys when it is mating time.


I have no idea!

 I came across this picture while skimming the net.  I have no idea what it is but I presume it is a lizard of some type. 

Couldn't you just pucker up for this big fellow?!


 Hopefully you've enjoyed glancing at some of nature's biggest oddities.  All unusual and holding a beauty of their own; appreciated by some, abhorred by many!


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      Laura Cole 3 years ago from Michigan

      looks like something my dog brought in from the winter thaw! I agree!

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      EnderLee90 3 years ago

      Ew...Blobfish is truly discusting! Lol. It really does look like a weird non-living thingy...

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      Laura Cole 4 years ago from Michigan


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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I especially enjoyed the monkey photo. This was a cute hub.

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      john 7 years ago

      my m8s mum is on this website lol the first 1

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      Laura Cole 8 years ago from Michigan

      thanks Jeni! Glad you enjoyed!

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      Jeni H 8 years ago from Florida

      Haha wow this is going to give me nightmares now. haha but great hub!!!

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      Laura Cole 8 years ago from Michigan

      thanks Koma!

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      hinckles koma 8 years ago from nyc

      lol i don't know if iam laughing or crying. cool hub. koma.

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      Laura Cole 8 years ago from Michigan

      LOL! Hard to believe they "live" among us!

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      These are some ugly creatures! I will probably have nightmares now! :D