In an attempt to counter the idea that only cute endangered animals matter, the U.K.'s National Science and Engineering competition is holding a vote to decide which hideous animal should be the mascot for "the Ugly Animal Preservation Society." Here are the contenders, ranked in order of ugliness:
Update: the Blobfish won.
The Pig-Nosed Turtle.
The Greater Short-Horned Lizard.
The Titicaca Water Frog.
The Dromedary Jumping Slug.
The Pubic Louse.
The Flightless Dung Beetle.
The Proboscis Monkey.
Some of these ugly animals aren't ugly enough, frankly.
Here are some suggestions for creatures the Ugly Animal Preservation Society could have included, except presumably they're not endangered enough.