Thursday, September 29, 2011


Name: Bonito ( 3,5 years old )
History: She was found with her little puppy,(jenny ) in a terrible condition in Limenaria. She lived on a dump with a chain on her neck. She had no food and water for a long time.
Extra: she came at the 11th of september with me to Germany. 

We're happy to inform that Bonito has found a good family to spend the rest of her life with.


Max found a family to live with in Germany

Monday, September 26, 2011

Snub Nosed Monkey

As read on ScienceDaily dated Oct 27, 2010
An international team of primatologists have discovered a new species of monkey in Northern Myanmar (formerly Burma.) The research, published in the American Journal of Primatology, reveals how Rhinopithecus strykeri, a species of snub-nosed monkey, has an upturned nose which causes it to sneeze when it rains.
The species has been named Rhinopithecus strykeri in honour of Jon Stryker, President and Founder of the Arcus Foundation who supported the project. However, in local dialects it is called mey nwoah, 'monkey with an upturned face.'

While the species is new to science the local people know it well and claim that it is very easy to find when it is raining because the monkeys often get rainwater in their upturned noses causing them to sneeze. To avoid getting rainwater in their noses they spend rainy days sitting with their heads tucked between their knees

According to local hunters the monkeys spend the summer months, between May and October, at higher altitudes in mixed temperate forests. In winter they descend closer to villages when snowfall makes food scarcer.

Ugly Animals - Snub Nosed Monkey

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Baby Aardvarks

"Everything is cute when it is little" is what I have heard all these days until I came across this one. Baby Aardvarks possess all the qualities to be featured in our Ugly Animals blog. Well, Why not? If you think this Baby Aardvark is cute then you do not belong to the majority. May be, you are unique or rather one in a million:-)

But hey, I wouldn't put aardvarks on a cute animal list to being with, but newly born ones are especially hard on the eyes. Aardvarks are nocturnal mammals native to Africa that have a knack for burrowing.

Statistically, there are only about 35 aardvarks in zoos in North America.With fewer than a dozen successful births each year, aardvark births are not common. They are solitary by nature.

If you’ve been wondering, "Aardvark" means "ground pig" in Afrikaans/Dutch. It is not, however, actually related to the pig.

Ugly Animals - Baby Aardvarks 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lizard Fish

The Lizard fish is found both Inshore & Offshore but both are different species. The Offshore variety being much smaller. They are distributed throughout Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Inshore Lizard fish is coastal. The Inshore Lizard Fish is larger than it's counterpart and is usually 15 to 16 inches in length. World Record is 2 lbs.

As per Wiki,
The Lizardfishes (or typical lizardfishes to distinguish them from the Bathysauridae and Pseudotrichonotidae) are a family, the Synodontidae, of aulopiform fish. They are found in tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world.
The species is not targeted and is usually caught when fishing for other species. They can be classified as a nuisance and will tackle any size plug without a problem.

Some people call this Lizard fish as a smaller predator fish that lives in the depths of the water. They are found throughout the world. The Lizard Fish has a very short dorsal fin, a small fatty second dorsal fin and a caudal fin which bursts a very deep fork in it.

Lizard fish are what is known as an ambush predator, which will sit on the bottom and wait for their prey to come tot hem before grabbing it in very sharp toothed jaws.

Ugly Animals - Lizard Fish

Friday, September 16, 2011



Name: Ginger
Age: 4 years old
Gender: male
Breed: mix
History: Ginger was found in Prinos where he tried to search his daily food at tourist areas.
He is a very happy dog that likes to play with other dogs.
We woudl like if he is places in a family that has another dog so he can continue to interact with a new friend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Name: principus ( first emperor in Second Civilian War)
Age: 4 years old
Gender: male
History: Principus was found by Norwegian tourists. He was a chain dog left alone with no water and food. He had an eye problem and couldn't see properly. These tourist were willing to pay a very expensive eye operation. Because of this he now has the abiluty to see and enjoying his favorite game. Prncipus likes very much playing with a bal. He hopes to find a very playfull family.
Character: Principus is a very good and  kind-hearted dog. He is a true friend. Principus likes to put his front legs against you and to give his toy so he can play. His new owner probably needs to teach him  to stay on the ground.


Name: Sylvester
Gender: male
Age: 1 year old
History: He was found as a stray on Thassos Island with his mother and his brothers and sisters. They had no food to survive. These dogs had a lot of luck to be brought to the sanctuary.
Character: Syvester is a very calm and positive dog


Name: Dignity
Age: 4 years old
Gender: male
Breed: Dignity is a small sized dog
History: Dignity is a little unfortunate. He was brought by the neighbours of his previous owners. Dignity has a high pitched voice and was disturbing people living around him. His previous owners did not take the trouble to get him back home and so he lives at the sanctuary now..Barking..not understanding why he was dropped...and find a new family


Gender: Male
Age: 4 
History: He was found in Kavala and brought to the Island by a tourist. The vet looked at him and hoped one day he would be placed somewhere. That's why the vet brought him to the sanctuary in Rachoni.


                                                     Name: Cissy 
Gender: Female
Age: 2-3 years old
History:  She was found close to the sanctuary, left by people who didn't want her anymore. Cissy was lucky that Suzanne found her and gave her a place to stay at the Gingerbread Sanctuary. Shortly after that she gave birth to her 3 pups. Untill now Cissy has been waiting for the family that is willing to take her home.
Character: Cissy is a very caring and tender dog. Willing to please.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Mandrills are the largest of all monkeys. They are shy and reclusive primates that live only in the rain forests of equatorial Africa.

Mandrills live in troops, which are headed by a dominant male and include a dozen or more females and young. They also gather in multi-male or multi-female groups that can include some 200 individuals. I could recollect reading on one of the other blogs that, "for that one male amongst his pride of such huge number of females...I guess he earned the name "man-drill". That is so true, Don't you think?

Though I personally feel these are not as bad as the Ugly Bald Uakaris, these colors make them look strange and weird.

Like all monkeys, mandrills communicate through scent marking, vocalizations, and body language. Sometimes mandrills shake their heads and "grin" widely to show their enormous canine teeth, which can be over 2 inches (5 centimeters) long. This may appear scary to us, but it’s usually a friendly gesture within the mandrill community.

Ugly Animals - Mandrill

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bald Uakari

The bald uakari (Latin Name: Cacajao calvus) or bald-headed uakari is a small New World monkey with a very short tail, red face, a bald head, and long coat. It generally weighs less than 9 pounds (4.1 kg) and is anywhere from about 20 to 23 inches (51 to 58 cm) in length.

The bald uakari is restricted to várzea forests and other wooded habitats near water in the western Amazon of Brazil and Peru.

The most striking characteristic of the Bald Uakari is their bald red face. The colour of their face is also a sign of good health - sick animals develop pale faces.

The diet of the Bald Uakari mainly consists of seeds, flowers and some small animals. Bald Uakaris are not prolific breeders - they give birth to one infant every two years. The breeding season is from October to May and their gestation period is unknown.

Did you know?
  • The name Uakari is pronounced Wakari.
  • Uakari's are the only short tailed American monkey.
  • Uakaris are also known by the following names: Red Uakari, Bald Headed Uakari and Scarlet Fever Uakari
Ugly Animals - Bald Uakari