Sure, the panda is cute and cuddly, but what about the endangered species who are "aesthetically challenged"? This is the question posed by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society in their recent global search for a mascot.
Comedians rallied in support of their favorite ugly but endangered species, and The National Science + Engineering Competition conducted a public vote. Here, check out the not-so-pretty winner and the unattractive runners up.
All text adapted from and courtesy of the British Science Association.