Some Of The Ugliest Animals On Earth
If you classify yourself as an animal lover, does that mean you love all animals or just the cute furry babies like I do?
I know a lot of “animal lovers” who say they would rather be on a deserted island with their favorite pet rather than their (human) best friend. They kind of cringed when I showed them some of Mother Nature’s not- so-cute creatures.
“Not so cute” would be a tarsier, said to be one of the smallest primates in the world. The tarsier looks like an animal that started out cute and then went to the dark side; so dark, it’s able to turn its head 180 degrees straight up, Linda Blair style.
Imagine having to call an exterminator for one of these guys? The naked mole rat, thank goodness, is primarily found in Eastern Africa and despite their physical limitations (short legs, bad eye sight, and no hair), they are said to be extremely adaptable and quite the resilient animal.
I could say a lot about the blobfish and the fact that this creature looks like someone’s uncle, but I won’t. What I will say is the chances of seeing one of these guys is close to nil, as they’re facing extinction due to the over-zealous deep-sea fishing industry.
The aye-aye is an animal that you obviously can’t trust. I mean seriously, check out his look; he has quilt written all over his face, and those claws could definitely be used to get into a whole lot of mischief!
These two animals are proboscis monkeys. Before you go reaching for the closest expert in rhinoplasty, you should know it is the male’s huge nose that the female species find attractive. In other words, if you alter your pet proboscis’ nose, you mess with his social status big time!
I’m sure someone, somewhere, has a pet or two that resemble the above. However, I can honestly say that I am not one of them.