World's ugliest animal revealed
Beating out 10 other nominees including the scrotum frog, the world's ugliest animal is the blobfish.
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, based in the UK, has been on a quest for a face to represent their movement.
"The panda gets too much attention," they say, so this society is a place where "Mother Nature's more aesthetically challenged" are welcomed.
Biologist Simon Watt runs the society, and what was once a night of comedy turned into something more serious. He now spends his time raising awareness for less fortunate looking endangered species.
"There are too many people trying to save cute animals," said Brian Cox, physicist and supporter of the campaign.
The blobfish, though, is at high risk of being trapped in fishing trawlers off the coast of Australia and Tasmania. The possibility of becoming endangered is a real threat according to researchers, so the society works to bring awareness and care to the 'ugly ducklings' of the animal kingdom with hopes of retaining their existence.
Do you think the blobfish is truly the world's ugliest animal?