World's Weirdest Animal Faces

Nat Geo Wild
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.

Endangered Eastern Quoll Babies Seen For The First Time In Decades loading...
Endangered Eastern Quoll Babies Seen For The First Time In Decades
In a wildlife sanctuary near Canberra, eastern quoll pups have joined a thriving menagerie of protected species.
The Surprisingly Humanlike Ways Animals Feel Pain loading...
The Surprisingly Humanlike Ways Animals Feel Pain
A hurt rabbit pins back its ears and narrows its eyes—part of a "grimace scale" that tells us how animals feel discomfort.
The Rare Beauty of Dozens of Migrating Humpback Whales loading...
The Rare Beauty of Dozens of Migrating Humpback Whales
See footage of a pod of humpback whales as they migrate past South Africa
New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered loading...
New Giant, Air-Breathing Fish Discovered
Several other species of arapaimas are likely lurking in the Amazon, waiting to be identified.
Tassie Devils Are Fighting Off Deadly Tumour Disease loading...
Tassie Devils Are Fighting Off Deadly Tumour Disease
For the first time Aussie researchers have found evidence that some devils are developing a healing immune response.
Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond With His Caretaker loading...
Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond With His Caretaker
Saved at four months old after his mother was hit by a car, George the wombat will eventually return to the wilds of Australia.
14 Incredible Photos of African Predators in Action loading...
14 Incredible Photos of African Predators in Action
To survive the harsh world of the African savannah, lions, leopards, hyenas, and more must constantly be on the hunt.
800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy loading...
800-Pound Groupers Making a Comeback—But Not Everyone's Happy
Some Florida fishermen say Atlantic goliath groupers are eating too many fish, but scientists argue the behemoths still need our protection.
A Sprinkle of Seaweed Could Deflate Gassy Cows loading...
A Sprinkle of Seaweed Could Deflate Gassy Cows
Scientists are working to curtail the seven billion metric tons of CO2 equivalents cattle spew into the atmosphere every year.
Captive Elephants Freed From a Life in Chains loading...
Captive Elephants Freed From a Life in Chains
Thanks to solar-powered, electric-fenced corrals, the chains have come off some captive elephants in Nepal.
Nice Shot! The World's Largest Rhino Farm loading...
Nice Shot! The World's Largest Rhino Farm
These Rhinos, bred for their horns, are “not meant to be in this situation,” says photographer Brent Stirton.
This Real-Life Whaling Disaster Inspired ‘Moby-Dick’ loading...
This Real-Life Whaling Disaster Inspired ‘Moby-Dick’
In 1820 a massive sperm whale rammed a Nantucket whaling ship, sending it to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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