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10 Ugliest Animals in the World (2013)
They do not have the cuteness of a polar bear or the seductive look of a leopard, but these " champions of ugliness " also need your attention - they risk extinction.

The Society for the Preservation of Animals Ugly (Ugly Animal Preservation Society)
organized an online contest, in partnership with the British Science Association , to elect the ugliest animals in the world.
Despite the humorous tone, the initiative, which takes place every year, seeks to draw people's attention to the risk of extinction of many species of these " unusual beauty " and that are unknown to the general public.

1. Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus)

This fish, which lives in the Pacific Ocean, between 600 and 1200 meters deep, at risk of extinction due to intensive trawling.
Blobfish are often caught as bycatch in bottom trawling nets. Scientists now fear the blobfish could become an endangered species because of deep-ocean trawling.

2. Naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
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It is a rodent found in Somalia, Ethiopia and northern central and eastern Kenya. He spends most of the life I leave the earth, digging holes with his big buck teeth. Studies suggest that these mice live longer than other rodents and are resistant to cancer.

3. Titicaca water Frog (Telmatobius culeus)

The frog of Lake Titicaca, located in the Andes mountains, has great folds in the skin that act as gills, while it is underwater. She is in critical danger of extinction due to habitat destruction, pollution, introduction of exotic species and temperature changes.

4. Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

This lemur and the black eyed lives in trees of Madagascar and has nocturnal habits. Besides the optimized vision, the aye -aye has a bigger finger than the rest, which is used to hunt for grubs in the holes of trees.

5. Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish
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With the name of Aztec origin, meaning aquatic monster, the Axolotl salamander does not develop at the larval stage. So she does not acquire land features and always lives in the aquatic environment.

6. Star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata)
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Here is a guest who never delay for dinner. The nose filled with small appendages, like tentacles, makes this mole extremely fast in detecting food - she is able to determine whether an object is edible found in 8 milliseconds. Furthermore, the nose helps mole, who is blind to be guided in their dark tunnels. 

7. Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus)
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This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of his abnormally large nose. The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) lives on the island of Borneo. According to beliefs of the islanders, he has the task of illuminating the ways of mankind, giving examples of love to his fellows and spiritual enlightenment.

8. Kakapos (Strigops habroptilus)

Kakapo are nocturnal parrots that can weigh up to 3.5 kg. Unable to fly, they climb trees. Endemic to New Zealand, this species at risk of extinction. There are fewer than 100 kakapo in the world today. 

9. Pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)

Found in rivers and lakes of Australia and New Guinea, this turtle is externally similar to the snout of the pig. Can reach 70 inches in length and weigh up to 20 pounds. Other strong features are the shell a little soft and flexible legs and shaped fins. 

10. Elephant Seal
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The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)

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The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina)

The elephant seal is another animal that is on the list. He received this name due to its enormous nose shape that resembles a trunk - when inflated, can reach up to 40 cm. The males measure up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 3 tons.

Source: http://uglyanimalsoc.com/

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