The incomparable David Attenborough has introduced me to a few especially the star-nosed mole which has feelers protruding from where its nose should be positioned and the disgusting naked mole rat which even at birth has the body of a wrinkled superannuated rat on its death bed.
Main picture: The star-nosed mole which only its mother could love
Even the insightful Charles Darwin would have been fascinated by these wonders of nature.
All of these specimens are probably the last of their line and unless rigorously conservation efforts are embarked upon and vigorously pursued, all will face the prospect of extinction within this century. With the world’s population doubling during this period, the competition for the available space and resources will allow for only one winner – MAN