Nature is known for its extremes. Not every animal is as cuddly as a giant panda or as cute as a teddy dog. Some creatures are just ugliest, to be honest. Most people will not even give those extremely weird and ugliest animals in the world a second look. But every one of them has a natural role. With its specifically designed organisms. Now and then, nature might seem really frightening. This does not make them look as gorgeous. Let’s take a look at the top 5 ugliest animals in the world.
SAD SAM THE UGLIEST DOG
Breed: Chinese Crested Dog
Origin: China, Mexico, Africa
Sam, the dog whose ugliness earned him TV appearance, limousine rides, radio in New Zealand and in Britain’s Daily Mirror Tabloid. He became an international celebrity after winning the ugliest animal contest at 2003 Sonoma – Marin fair, a victory he twice repeated, At the time of his death, Sam was scheduled to be filmed for a Discovery Channel series on the World’s Ugliest Species.
- Features: The hairless variety has smooth, soft skin. With tufts of hair on the head, tail, and ankles.
- Colors: Black, Apricot, Cream, Chocolate, Tri-color, Blue
- Life span: 13 – 15 years
- Cost: $1,000 – $4,000
Breeds: Hairless cat
Sphynx stands out among other pets due to their lack of fur or hair – an uncommon occurrence among most mammals. These non-furry felines love to sprawl out in sunspots for warmth. They are excellent cuddle buddies. They prefer to keep warm under the covers with their owners at night. These are prone to sunburn because of their hairless coat. They cannot tolerate cold temperatures. People who dislike cat hair will love this hairless breed.
- Features: These hairless cats are muscular and heavy for its appearance. Its ears are large, open wide and upright, like ears of a bat. The eyes are set wide and lemon-shaped, by most.
- Colors: White, Black, Red, Chocolate, Lavender, Tabby, Tortoise shell, Calico, Pointed, and Pink.
- Life span: 9 – 15 years
- Cost: $3,000 – $6,000
Origin: Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand
The blobfish is a foot-long pink fish. They are found in the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand. The blobfish poses little threat to humans. Blobfish are lazy eaters. These fish have gelatinous and extremely acidic flesh. The blobfish is not edible, it does not interest fisherman. Blobfish are an endangered species due to deep-sea trawling.
- Feature: A blobfish is fat, bloated, and usually ugly. Its eyes are strange-looking, pupils are black, and they are bulge out of its face. Lips are large and highly pink. Its nose droops down over its mouth.
- Color: Pink
- Life span: 130 years
- Cost: $100,000
Species: Reptile and Amphibian
Origin: Western Ghats India
Purple frog in Kerala’s state frog. As per Herpetologists purple frog should rightly be called ‘Living fossil’. As it is believed that they have co-existed with dinosaurs almost 70 million years ago. In its entire life, it lives in underground tunnels. It comes out to surface for only a single day in a year only to breed.
- Feature: Its body appears sturdy and swollen. It is relatively round when compared to other frogs. It has a small head and an unusually pointed snout.
- Color: Dark purplish-grey
- Life span: 120 days
GIANT LEAF – TAILED GECKO
Species: Uroplatus fimbriatus
GIANT LEAF-TAILED GECKO
Origin: Madagascar and Oceanic Islands
The leaf-tailed gecko is adapted to live in the trees. It climbs on the trees with ease thanks to its sticky toes and curved claws on the feet. They are an arboreal species and primarily spend their time in the trees. Leaf-tailed geckos have notches in their tails to give the illusion of a decaying leaf. These tail notches are primarily found in males.
- Feature: They have flat bodies with triangular heads and board leaf-like tails. They have big marbled eyes with red concentric striations around the pupil.
- Color: Colors varying across species from tans, green grays, and browns, including purple, orange, tan, and yellow.
- Life span: 2 – 5 years.,
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