Emily Broshious

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Pinky, a rare albino snapping turtle - who suffered malnutrition in his earlier years and now sports an oddly developed shell

He's albino AND inside out! (Pinky, a rare albino snapping turtle - who suffered malnutrition in his earlier years and now sports an oddly developed shell - is pictured at the Clinch Park Zoo in Traverse City, Michigan)

Aldabra Island is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Giant Tortoises – around 150,000 Aldabra Giant Tortoises (Dipsochelys dussumieri) roam the atoll, free from human predation. Such was not always the case: 19th century whalers, sealers and long-distance ship voyagers often captured tortoises for food and by 1900 they were nearly extinct. Aldabra is also home to the world’s largest land crab, the Coconut Crab (Birgus latro).

Aldabra Island is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Giant Tortoises – around Aldabra Giant Tortoises (Dipsochelys dussumieri) roam the atoll, free from human predation. Such was not always the case: century whalers, sealers an

While not exactly terrifying, the sheer lack of features of this creature give it a kind of chilling nature all it's own. Think of it as the equivalent of the gelatinous cube, only in the ocean.

The Blobfish Is The World's Ugliest Animal The grumpy-looking, gelatinous blobfish has won a public vote to become the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. This gives the fish the unofficial title of world's ugliest animal.