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PICS: Are these the world's UGLIEST animals?

September 13, 2013 20:24 IST

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A fish, a flightless bird and am amphibian have emerged as the world's ugliest animals according to a poll.

Blobfish, that looks like a large blob of goop with eyes, has been named as the world's ugliest animal, according to a YouTube poll.

The blobfish topped the poll after 3000 votes on 12 creatures were lodged.

It received 795 votes, while the kakapo followed it with 617.


Image: Blobfish


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Large, flightless, nocturnal and endangered, New Zealand's native kakapo was voted the world's second ugliest animal and dubbed a "rubbish parrot" by Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Stuff.co.nz reported.


Image: Kakapo
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons/Mnolf

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The third place was bagged by the axolotl, a Mexican amphibian also called the “walking fish”.


Image: Axolotl
Photographs: Wikimedia Commons/LoKiLeCh
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Other candidates in the fight were the proboscis monkey and the Titicaca water frog.

A total of 88,000 people visited the website where the online poll, which was aimed at raising awareness of unsightly species that play an important role in the ecological web, took place.


Image: Left: A dominant male proboscis monkey at the Singapore Zoo, one of few places where captive animals of this species seem to thrive; Right: A juvenile Lake Titicaca Frog in a stream on Isla del Sol, Bolivia.
Photographs: Creative Commons Attribution/Bjorn Christian Torrissen; Creative Commons Attribution/Joshua Stone

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Source: ANI