The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas (Ugly Animal Perservation Society)
By Simon Watt
60 of the world's ugliest and such a lot endangered animals
This collection of 60 of the world’s so much gruesome (and endangered) animals, beneficial properties infrequent imagery and explanatory textual content. the writer is a high-profile biologist but in addition a humorist, and the textual content combines specialist learn with a gentle tone.
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