Britain’s Ugly Animal Preservation Society In Search Of … The World’s Ugliest Animal Mike Richard September 12, 2013 News, United Kingdom 1 Comment © Kai Hendry Dolphins, pandas, sea turtles. It’s easy to save the cute animals. But what of the world’s ugliest critters? That’s the very question the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (yes, there is such a thing) is asking. They argue that all of the world’s creatures – from large to small, adorable to heinous – are important to the health of the environment. The British group, sounding like something that’s just funny-walked out of a Monty Python film, is, it says, dedicated “to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children.” To the end of saving ugly endangered creatures, reports Wanderlust travel magazine, the Society is in search of a mascot — something nice and slimy, like the jumping slug, or just malformed-looking and squat, like the New Zealand kakapo parrot. They’re now in the nomination phase for a new mascot, with current frontrunners including the hagfish, the purple pig-nosed frog and the giant Palouse earthworm. Get the full story via CNN Travel. One Response nicole September 12, 2013 And the lingcod? That thing is so ugly, it’s funny. =) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. + nine = 18 Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.