The Shoebill Stork is one of the worlds more endangered species and is actually considered one of the worlds ugliest animals next to the Wildebeest. People have clearly never delved deeply enough into the species of the sea to think this bird one of the ugliest animals on earth.
Shoebill also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. It lives in eastern Africa. It is so strange looking! It looks like a Muppet! It can grow to almost 5 FEET tall!
The Shoebill. Native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa.This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in 19th century.