The world is full of animals with strange shapes, dangerous defences, and bizarre habits. The Ugh! Yuck! and Whoa! series highlights the most extreme among them: the grossest, the deadliest, and the ugliest! Learning about lesser-known creatures they may never have seen before helps children to better understand ecosystems and the natural world.
Don't Bite Me! is all about animals with crazy teeth and dangerous bites.
Solvin Zankl / Common fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean close to Cape Verde. Captive.
Alex Mustard / Fangtooth moray eel (Enchelycore anatina) with mouth open, Grand Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. East Atlantic Ocean.
Solvin Zankl / Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) silhouetted against oak tree leaf. Elbe, Germany, June.
MYN / Gil Wizen / Kissing bug (Rhodnius pictipes), an important vector in the spread of Chagas disease. Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Will Burrard-Lucas / Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) sensing with forked tongue, Komodo National Park, Komodo Island, Indonesia.