First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered loading...
First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered
The bee’s population has plummeted nearly 90 percent since the 1990s.
How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants loading...
How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants
Radiocarbon dating, made possible by open-air nuclear tests shown in newly declassified videos, is helping scientists pinpoint when elephants were slaughtered.
Watch Divers Get Swarmed by 2,000-Pound Sea Lions loading...
Watch Divers Get Swarmed by 2,000-Pound Sea Lions
In a mesmerising up-close encounter, dozens of sea lions circle a diver.
These Parrots Can Make Other Parrots 'Laugh'—a First loading...
These Parrots Can Make Other Parrots 'Laugh'—a First
The kea of New Zealand is the first non-mammal species to demonstrate infectious laughter, a new study says.
This Is Why We Find 'Ugly' Animals Cute loading...
This Is Why We Find 'Ugly' Animals Cute
Blobfish, aye-ayes and jumping spiders all have a little something that makes us go "aww."
China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy loading...
China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy
SeaWorld ended its breeding of killer whales last year following public outcry. Now China is getting into the business of marine parks.
Why Does This Calf Have Six Legs? loading...
Why Does This Calf Have Six Legs?
In a new episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol, the veterinarian is faced with a bovine dilemma—a cow with extra limbs.
Bear Attacks Car In Chinese Zoo Famous For Tiger Mauling loading...
Bear Attacks Car In Chinese Zoo Famous For Tiger Mauling
Driving through this wildlife park in China can have dangerous consequences.
Watch a Young Elephant Make a Surprising Railroad Crossing loading...
Watch a Young Elephant Make a Surprising Railroad Crossing
Experts explore: Why did the elephant cross the tracks?
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Watch an Elephant Invite a Rhino to Play
What may at first appear to be aggressive behaviour is actually a rare look at an African elephant's complex body language.
Watch a Shark Rescued From a Line by Daring Beachgoers loading...
Watch a Shark Rescued From a Line by Daring Beachgoers
As more than 10,000 blacktip sharks congregate merely 100 feet from the coast of Florida, dangerous interactions with people sometimes occur.
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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