Ugly Overload: Giving ugly animals their day in the sun. We avoid the simply tragic, diseased, or maimed. Rather, these creatures are only as hideous as nature - or their owners - intended.
AN UGLY WELCOME
This week the National Zoo in Washington, DC held a VIP reception to welcome representatives of a unique species from Asia. It was covered by TV and newspapers and attended by foreign dignitaries.
And no, it was not about pandas! For a change, the ugly got its turn in the spotlight.
The event was the official opening of the new exhibit and breeding facility for Japanese giant salamanders.
Hat Tip: The Daily Dish