Witness the Harrowing Capture of a Wild Sloth for the Black Market loading...
Witness the Harrowing Capture of a Wild Sloth for the Black Market
A video follows a sloth from capture in the wild to market, where it is to be sold into the pet or 'selfie' trade.
Poachers Target Rescued Circus Lions in Worrying New Trend loading...
Poachers Target Rescued Circus Lions in Worrying New Trend
At least 20 captive lions in a single province of South Africa have been killed or attacked by poachers so far this year.
Magnificent Pictures Of Life Under The Sea loading...
Magnificent Pictures Of Life Under The Sea
We've combed through pictures of underwater worlds entered to our Nature Photographer of the Year contest to bring you a selection of gems.
Horses Make Facial Expressions Just Like Humans loading...
Horses Make Facial Expressions Just Like Humans
Our equine friends use 17 separate movements to communicate.
The vampire squid is a garbage-eater that collects raining rubbish with living fishing lines. loading...
The vampire squid is a garbage-eater that collects raining rubbish with living fishing lines.
The vampire squid lives all over the world, but we know very little about what it does. That’s partly because it lives at incredible depths – 600 to 900 metres below the surface, in pitch blackness.
How Syrian Zoo Animals Escaped A War-Ravaged City loading...
How Syrian Zoo Animals Escaped A War-Ravaged City
It took extreme measures to save the zoo’s last survivors from one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.
Stunning Wildlife Pictures In Honour Of World Animal Day loading...
Stunning Wildlife Pictures In Honour Of World Animal Day
A turtle hatchling close-up, a reindeer wipeout, and a coyote mid-hunt—here are some animal highlights from Photo of the Day.
Ever Wanted To See 500 Border Collies In One Place? loading...
Ever Wanted To See 500 Border Collies In One Place?
South Australia broke a world record yesterday by gathering 500+ Border Collie dogs in one place.
Iconic Queensland Croc Shot Dead loading...
Iconic Queensland Croc Shot Dead
The murder of the giant croc will have a significant impact on the ecosystem
Giant Goldfish Threatens Australian River Life loading...
Giant Goldfish Threatens Australian River Life
Invasive fish has been found in WA rivers
Aussie Parrot, Missing for 170 Years, Found! loading...
Aussie Parrot, Missing for 170 Years, Found!
One of the world’s most elusive birds
Sneaky Animal Sex—Are They or Aren’t They? loading...
Sneaky Animal Sex—Are They or Aren’t They?
From corals to cichlids, some animals have sex you never even see.
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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