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Search for the world's ugliest animal

Updated 6:53 AM ET, Mon May 5, 2014
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The Ugly Animal Preservation Society named the blobfish as its mascot after a global online vote in 2013. The gelatinous fish lives
at depths of up to 1,200 meters off the coast of Australia where it feeds on crabs and lobsters. It's under threat as it often gets caught up in fishing nets... but you wouldn't want to eat it.
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On the right you'll notice a somewhat ugly bird named the kakapo, a critically endangered parrot. It's the only flightless parrot in the world and has very muscular thighs, according to the British Science Association. On the left is former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Barry Harcourt/Getty
The blobfish also had stiff competition for the title of world's ugliest animal from the likes of the proboscis monkey, a big-schnozzed primate that avoids mirrors on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. Getty Images
Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the warthog is like a weird assemblage of other animals' parts. Surely only its own mother could love it ... but even then. alexander joe/getty
North America's largest land bird is likely to get by on brains, rather than looks. david mcnew/getty
This living dinosaur native to the Indonesian island of Komodo and others actually drools slime. And its bite is venomous. Don't keep as a pet. torsten blackwood/getty
Despite its name, implying -- in English, anyway -- some sort of affirmation, this teeny Madagascan primate looks like something left behind in a horror movie prop department and mysteriously brought to life. Getty Images
Found lounging hugely on beaches worldwide, the elephant seal looks like someone big, ugly and violent you wouldn't want to encounter in a pub. Curiously enough, those three words also nicely sum up the animal's striking sexual encounter. gabriel buoys/getty
The monkfish. Hangs out in: the Atlantic. Lacks: aesthetic charm. What more to be said? matt card/getty
Draping itself around Central and South America, the three-toed sloth has a face that looks as if it was put together by a negligent depressive. raul arboleda/Getty