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13 of the ugliest animals on the planet

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 16, 2016, 12:58 p.m.

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These wild members of the pig family have the characteristic pig nose, tusks protruding from their mouths, a wart-like curvature to their faces and a nappy mane of hair that cascades down their backside. They have two pairs of tusks: The upper tusks emerge from their snouts making a semi-circle and their lower tusks are situated at the base of the other set. Their bodies are covered in bristles and they're distinguished by disproportionately large heads and those wart-like pads that offer protection, says the American Wildlife Foundation.

They aren't an image of beauty, but they are remarkably well-adapted to their harsh environment.