The National Science + Engineering Competition are searching for a new mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society to give a voice to the aesthetically challenged creatures across the animal kingdom.

Scientists and comedians have made campaign films for their favourite ugly animal and the mascot vote runs from 27th August to 5pm, 11th September 2013. You can watch the films below (or at www.youtube.com/uglyanimal) and vote for your favourite!

In addition, we have been working with Simon Watt (President for life, UAPS and presenter, Channel 4’s Inside Nature’s Giants) to create a range of exciting educational materials on ugly animals including worksheets and videos.

Help us make the animal kingdom a fairer and uglier place!

 

Axolotl

Supported by Helen Arney

  

Blobfish

Supported by Paul Foot

 

British bats

Supported by Simon Watt

Dromedary jumping slug

Supported by Tom Toal


European common eel

Supported by Rob Wells

 


Flightless dung beetle

Supported by Sarah Bennetto

Greater short-horned lizard

Supported by John Hastings

 

Kakapo

Supported by Steve Mould

 

Pig-nosed turtle

Supported by Greg Foot

 

Proboscis monkey

Supported by Ellie Taylor

 

 

 

Titicaca scrotum frog

Supported by Iszi Lawrence