Top 10 Grossest Animals

Nature is full of fascinating and beautiful creatures, from majestic lions to colorful butterflies. But for every cute and cuddly animal out there, there's another one that's just downright gross. These are the creatures that make us squirm and cringe, with their slimy skin, creepy crawly legs, and bizarre habits.

Whether it's the disgusting blobfish, with its droopy features and slimy skin, or the bizarre and unsettling naked mole rat, there are plenty of animals that are just plain gross. And while some of these creatures may serve important roles in their ecosystems, it's hard to deny that they're not exactly easy on the eyes.

But what makes an animal truly gross? It's subjective, of course, but some animals just seem to have an extra level of grossness that's hard to shake. Maybe it's the way they look or the way they move, or maybe it's the fact that they're covered in slime and mucus.

That being said, there are also some animals that are so gross they're actually kind of fascinating. Take the giant isopod, for example, with its armored shell and creepy legs. It may not be the most appealing creature to look at, but it's certainly an impressive and unique animal.
The Top Ten
1 Tapeworm

Don't ever think of dieting with these disgusting creatures. They can grow and live inside your intestines and starts eating it. They lay eggs and grow into 50 feet.

2 Turkey Vulture

Vultures are more than meets the eye. You think they're scary and threatening but they're actually harmless and really gross. They eat carrion, roadkill and dead decaying animals. They pee on their legs and feet to keep themselves warm. What's even more gross, their defense mechanism is vomiting a foul smelling barely disgusted meat onto the victim. The reason why they vomit is because it's a peace offering and they need to empty their stomachs so they can fly away from predators.

3 Maggot

yes they are gross but maggots play an important role in the animal kingdom they may seem gross and should all be killed but they do more than just eat away at dead flesh. Their spit and sweat can kill several species of bacteria. they are even used in the medical field along with leaches wounds tend to heal faster. they also clean up dead bodies of animals so it doesn't stink.

I've been feeding my leopard gecko meal worms. One day, I opened the lid to the container and found MAGGOTS inside. Apparently the worms turn into beetles, which turn into maggots, which make more beetles.

4 Dung Beetle A type of beetle that feeds primarily on feces, the Dung Beetle plays a crucial role in nutrient recycling. Found worldwide, these beetles can roll dung into balls and bury it as a food source for their larvae.

Dung Beetles are well known to eat poop. Also several animals does it too. It's disgusting.

5 Lice

It's the most annoying things to humans. Lice can lay eggs and makes your hair all itchy.

6 Hagfish

They eat dead animals in the inside. For it's defense mechanism, it could turn seawater into a gallon of goop.

They mess up the sea by squirting goop all over animals. Good thing they live below the dark zone.

7 Flies

Yuck! Flies can carry some pretty horrible diseases.

8 Hippo The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

As hippos aren't already gross enough. They let out poop and pee spewing everywhere out of their butts and spin their tails like a propeller when it's threatened.

There is a really famous video on YouTube about a hippo having explosive diarrhea

9 Sea Cucumber
10 Vulture
The Contenders
11 Cattle Cattle (Bos taurus) are large, domesticated, cloven-hooved, herbivores. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae and the most widespread species of the genus Bos. Adult females are referred to as cows and adult males are referred to as bulls... read more

Another gross things about cows. Cows chew cud all the time to help their four stomachs to digest. Also they have methane, producing a gas that is so powerful than humans.

12 Koala The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats.

WHAT? Koalas are so cute what are you talking about whoever put this on this list

13 Cockroach Cockroaches (or roaches) are a paraphyletic group of insects belonging to Blattodea, containing all members of the group except termites. About 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats. Some species are well-known as pests... read more
14 Tahr
15 Dwarf/Pygmy Sperm Whale

They can release a cloud of poop underwater.

16 Jackal The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog. While the word "jackal" has historically been used for many small canids, in modern use it most commonly refers to three species: the closely related black-backed jackal and side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan... read more
17 Human Humans (Homo sapiens) are the most abundant and widespread species of primate, characterized by bipedalism and large, complex brains. This has enabled the development of advanced tools, culture, and language. Humans are highly social and tend to live in complex social structures composed of many cooperating... read more
18 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

I only have one word to describe this: disgusting!

19 Naked Mole Rat The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae.

Why are cats and dogs so far above this...?

20 Cat The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter... read more

? The oh thing relatively gross about a cat is a dingleberry, and all animals get them! I have had three cats, and they are all sweeties!

This is a lie! Cats are so cute. Just because they cough up hair balls doesn't mean they are gross.

Cats get hairballs and you, the owner has to clean it up. No one likes them.

21 Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey upon insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.
22 Black Rain Frog
23 Slug

I poured salt on one and it starting burning and writhing in pain.

24 Fish

I had a betta fish. He died. His name was Speedy

All fish is stinky, slimy and mindless.

25 Giraffe The giraffe is a tall African hoofed mammal belonging to the genus Giraffa. It is the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant- hoofed herbivorous- on Earth. Traditionally, giraffes were thought to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. Most recently, researchers... read more
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