This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist loading...
This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist
As two divers zeroed in on a fight between a red octopus and a swimmer crab, an unexpected visitor gave their footage a shocking end.
Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them loading...
Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them
"Any time I lose a lion, it's like losing a member of my family," says Jeneria Lekilelei of the Samburu tribe.
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New Redheaded Opossum Named After Magical Gnome
The rat-size marsupial prowls the tropical rain forests of northern Brazil at night.
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How a 'Cheetah Matchmaker' is Helping Save the Big Cats
National Geographic caught up with explorer Vincent van der Merwe, who's trying to bring the spotted predator back to its African homeland.
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World's Oldest Wild Bird Has Baby at 66
Not only that, but Wisdom has hatched chicks two years in a row—a rare feat for albatross.
6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favourite Wild Cat Moments loading...
6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favourite Wild Cat Moments
From a newborn tiger cubs to a bittersweet goodbye between man and mountain lion, see the experiences that stuck.
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See Award-Winning Underwater Photos From Around the World
These 13 photos were among those recognized by the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest, which showcases the best in underwater photography.
Why 'Fainting Goats' Really Collapse in Fear loading...
Why 'Fainting Goats' Really Collapse in Fear
Startled by the sudden motion of a swing, this goat's bizarre response to fear caused it to momentarily collapse in fear.
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Watch a Moose Chase Two Snowboarders in Wyoming
The animal ran after them while they zoomed down the mountain.
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Watch: Bizarre Deep-Sea Squid Has Mismatched Eyes
Scientists have finally figured out why the cock-eyed squid has such strange peepers.
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World's Rarest Boa Rediscovered After 64 Years
The Cropan's boa, native to Brazil's Atlantic Forest, hadn't been seen alive since its discovery in 1953.
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Watch the Elaborate Courtship of Three Grey Whales
Rare video footage captured off the coast of California shows three grey whales engaged in complex mating rituals.
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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