The Angora rabbit is one of the oldest types of rabbit and hails from Ankara, Turkey. Appearing as veritable clouds with ears, they are distinguished by their intense amounts of fur and were once popular pets of 18th century French royalty.
The Star-Nosed Mole
The oddly shaped star-nosed mole is found in North America and is distinguished by its bizarre, fleshy nose. Used as feelers, the mole’s nose has twenty-two mobile, pink tentacles at the end of its snout that are extremely sensitive. To exacerbate an already unfortunate appearance, the mole sports scaled feet as well as a thick, furry and water-repellent tail used to store fat.
Another animal with an unfortunate schnoz is the long-nosed monkey. As the name suggests, these exotic creatures have extremely long noses that are believed to be the result of sexual selection. Long-nosed males around the world can delight in this fact: all is not lost if born with a large honker. Female monkeys marked the long nose as a preferable trait.