Are you ready to see 10 of the worlds most ugliest creatures known to man? Do these animals look so foul and so ugly to scare away predators at the mere sight of them? or does mother nature just have a weird sense of humor? you decide! from the least to the worst here are our top 10 world’s ugliest creatures.
10. Mata Mata
The first entry, resembling an offensive looking rock is the Mata Mata. If you couldn’t tell its actually a turtle, and it’s hands down the ugliest turtle in the world. The Mata Mata is found in South America and regardless of its great skill as a hunter this ugly turtle isn’t exactly thriving in the wild. This could be because potential partners can’t stand looking at each other or maybe just because every time its prey sees its hunters face it zips off like lightening, who knows?
9. Turkey Vulture
The Vulture has got to be one of the ugliest animals on the planet and probably holds the title for ugliest bird on the planet. Its the head of these ugly birds that does it, the fleshy red and pink color looking like its just been in a fire and didn’t quite escape coupled with the awful saggy skin that’s lumpy and scaly looking.. Its really not a very nice image. These birds are scavengers and eat other animals left overs and carrion meat, you are what you eat i guess!
Like the vulture, what makes the sloth ugly is its head. Surely this creature is a joke, what does its face even represent? a naked skull? dog? weasel? It just looks like a mix of rubbish looking animal facial features. Not only is the sloth ugly but its also very slow moving and judging by its gormless face its probably got a few problems upstairs as well.
It was hard to find a good picture that really spoke volumes about how ugly the Hagfish is so i settled for this instead. Basically the Hagfish is more like an Eel than a fish and a foul looking slimy Eel at that. The Hagfish secretes a slime or mucus when attacked by a predator that some sick individuals actually use as a cooking ingredient! What makes the Hagfish much uglier than an Eel is that there is no real discernable face, its more like a big worm or growth.
The Tarsier is a primate that feeds on insects, snakes and even birds. This ugly little primate is fairly rare and regardless of numerous breeding programs when held in captivity all fail miserably which is not surprising giving that they are one of the ugliest primates on earth. Tarsier’s have even been known to injure or kill themselves because of stress, its no surprise really, would you be happy if you looked like some kind of deformed Leprechaun?
5. Horseshoe Bat
The Horseshoe Bat is hands down the ugliest bat nature has ever produced. It gets its name from the leaf type growth on its nose which serves to enhance communication. Now it may seem that the Horseshoe Bat got the ‘horseshoe’ part of its name because it looks like its face has been beaten to a pulp with a horseshoe but if you believe that then you would be mistaken! The reason is in fact that the shape of the nose is generally similar to that of a horseshoe. Apparently.
4. Star Nosed Mole
Wow. That is one disgusting nose, it actually looks very, very sore. This raw-nosed mole is the Star Nosed Mole and is actually fairly common in the eastern United States and Canada but luckily for anyone that has a feint heart the ugly mole spends most of its time underground foraging for its primary insect food source. I wouldn’t recommend going swimming in Star Nosed Mole territory however as they are expert swimmers and quite frankly the thought of being chased by one of these ugly moles is quite terrifying!
3. Naked Mole Rat
If you see the word ‘naked’ in the same sentence as ‘mole’ or ‘rat’ then odds are its not going to be a very pretty result. So here we have the Naked Mole Rat which just seems to be overkill when ‘saggy bag of flesh rat’ would suffice. This is even worse than the Star Nosed Mole, this disgusting animal luckily spends a lot more time underground than the Star Nosed Mole however and as such has adapted to a life underground where its so dark physical beauty obviously doesn’t count for anything.
2. Aye Aye
Its debatable whether or not the Aye Aye is uglier than the previous entries in the list, especially the Naked Mole Rat. There is no doubt that the Aye Aye is one ugly little critter but more than just physically ugly the Aye Aye seems to have the look of some kind of mentally unpredictable animal which makes it seem even uglier and a lot more terrifying! These disgusting tree rats are the worlds largest nocturnal primates but luckily they can only be found in Madagascar!
So here we have it, the hands down no questions asked ugliest creature on earth. The irrefutably disgusting Blobfish! If you’re an avid visitor to It’s Nature then you probably haven’t missed out on the Blobfish article, even there we spoke about how ugly this creature is. The Blobfish resembles a very ugly deformed looking human face when underwater and when brought out of water it drys up fast and this can cause its skin and blood vessels to rupture so no matter which way you look at the Blobfish you will never catch one glimpse of it looking less than disgusting!
Well that’s all for the Top 10 Worlds Ugliest Creatures, i hope you had a bucket or sick bag with you before you started reading, i warned you didn’t i?