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Uglier Animals Get Less Attention From Scientists, Face Higher Threat Of Extinction

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When it comes to a beauty contest, the African manatee, a bloated sea cow that grazes the coastal waters off west Africa, will never win any prizes. But should an unprepossessing mugshot condemn a species to extinction?

According to a new study, rampant bias exists among researchers towards "cuter and more interesting" animals.

Read the whole story at The Guardian

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