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13 of the ugliest animals on the planet

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
Elephant seal

Photo: Mike Baird/Flickr

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Elephant seal

With massive, floppy trunks, these seals that resemble elephants are capable of making loud, roaring snorts, a handy tool in defending territory.

They are also deceptively fast. Some elephant seals have been clocked wiggling over sand dunes at a speed faster than the average human can run!