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The human-sized Chinese Giant Salamander can grow up to 1.8m, but is classed by experts as 'critically endangered'. It has poor eyesight but can sense the slightest vibration thanks to especially sensitive nodes which run along its body. (International Cooperation Network for Giant Salamander Conservation)

Six of the world's ugliest endangered animals

November 20, 2012

While the whole world is aware of the plight of photogenic pandas and lions, there are dozens of species which aren't quite as easy on the eye but equally at risk.
The Zoological Society of London have released details of animals with 'unique evolutionary history' as part of their EDGE of Existence campaign, highlighting the conversation efforts taking place to save these truly special creatures.