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A banded Indiana bat in hand.

Credit: Indiana DNR; Rich Fields

Blobfish voted 'world's ugliest animal'

September 16, 2013

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

recently held a competition to elect their global mascot. While there

were 11 very deserving nominees, the blobfish beat out the competition,

to be the British organization's face. The Ugly Animal Preservation

Society was founded to raise the profile of animals in need of

protection, particularly those who may not be as esthetically pleasing

as, say, the giant panda or the African elephant.