Searching for Elusive Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf loading...
Searching for Elusive Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf
Scientists are trying to solve riddles about where and how green sea turtles live in the Middle East, one of the world's least-understood turtle populations.
These Are the First Jaguars Born in This Argentinian Wetland in Over a Century loading...
These Are the First Jaguars Born in This Argentinian Wetland in Over a Century
A pair of cubs was born in Iberá National Park, and scientists are aiming to be as minimally invasive in their lives as possible.
These 5 New Snake Species Suck Snails Out of Their Shells loading...
These 5 New Snake Species Suck Snails Out of Their Shells
The names of the snakes were auctioned off, and funds from the event will go toward preserving some of the species.
This Baby Elephant Might Be Feeling 'Awkward' loading...
This Baby Elephant Might Be Feeling 'Awkward'
This seemingly strange behavior may be the baby elephant’s version of feeling ‘awkward’.
Why Male Dolphin Buddies 'Hold Hands' loading...
Why Male Dolphin Buddies 'Hold Hands'
Bottlenose dolphins in Australia call each other by name and touch frequently to maintain alliances with other males, a new study says.
Decapitated Snake Head Nearly Kills Man—Here’s How loading...
Decapitated Snake Head Nearly Kills Man—Here’s How
Scientists warn that rattlesnakes can remain dangerous long after they are dead.
This Invention Helps Deep-Dwelling Fish Journey to the Surface loading...
This Invention Helps Deep-Dwelling Fish Journey to the Surface
Without the small, pressurized chamber, a fish's swim bladders likely wouldn't survive the ascent out of water.
World's Oldest Lizard Fossil Found—What You Need to Know loading...
World's Oldest Lizard Fossil Found—What You Need to Know
Found in the Italian Alps 20 years ago, the newly studied fossil is being hailed by scientists as the "mother of all lizards."
Reducing Plastic as a Family Is Easy. Here's How. loading...
Reducing Plastic as a Family Is Easy. Here's How.
Choosing a cone, instead of a cup, for your ice cream is one fun tip.
How This Whale Got Nearly 20 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach loading...
How This Whale Got Nearly 20 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach
Eighty shopping bags and other plastic debris clogged the animal’s stomach, making it unable to eat.
Do Dogs Really Prefer Baby Talk? You Might Be Surprised. loading...
Do Dogs Really Prefer Baby Talk? You Might Be Surprised.
A chocolate lab sits attentively on a dock in central Maine. Dogs are very perceptive of human words and the tone in which they're spoken.
This is How Camels Can Eat Spikey Cacti loading...
This is How Camels Can Eat Spikey Cacti
Hardened structures, called papillae, line the mouths of camels and other animals—including humans—to help them eat tough foods.
About the Show

Majestic animals we deem beautiful are well documented. Their stories are celebrated while we appropriate their regality, elegance and grace to adorn our company logos, be our sporting mascots and represent our families on crests. Then there's the other animals, the aesthetic outsiders we don't consider cute or cuddly. The critters we tend to laugh at or revile simply because they don't fit into what we deem as beautiful. The animals selected by natural selection to be beaten with the ugly stick and having faces only a mother could love. This is their time to shine. A celebration of respectable irreverence, revealing the extraordinary features these creatures possess who seem to be horribly disfigured but are in fact perfectly evolved, just very ugly.

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