A couple of months ago a video surfaced on the Internet showing a rather monstrous animal, calling it the 'World's ugliest animal'. As it turns out, it is a rare goat called a Damascus goat, also known as Shami. Now, this rare-breed has become extremely valuable, and according to goat connoisseurs, their price can go all the way up to $67.000 USD. This breed first received a lot of attention back in 2008 when one surprisingly won the 'Most Beautiful Goat' award in Saudi Arabia.


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The Damascus is generally used for milk production but also performs well in leather and meat production. What's shocking about these animals is the difference between their looks when they're young and when they grow up. What seems to be an incredibly cute goat with incredibly long ears later turns into a monstrosity that could scare many people.

Scroll down to see these animals yourself, and don't forget to tell us what you think in the comments!

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Bambi 2 weeks ago

So girly... lol

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Lenny 2 weeks ago

Looking at all these pictures below... I love goats, but this... I hope they're healthy though.

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Kjorn 2 weeks ago

the inspiration for Ludo in Labyrinth

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Claire A. 1 week ago

I feel like they would have a lot of breathing issues or problems eating. But, I'm also not a goat expert.

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Charlotte Brine 2 weeks ago

These are some seriously disturbing nightmare goats

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Zenozenobee 2 weeks ago

Do they cut their ears?

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KCN 2 weeks ago

Looks like something from Star Wars.

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Happiness is Hippo 2 weeks ago

I wish they all had their ears uncut like this one. I can't understand why people insist on cutting ears and tails off animals, it's horrible. And they look so much better in their natural state, as they're meant to look!

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Charlotte Brine 2 weeks ago

what the actual FUCK?!

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Charlotte Brine 2 weeks ago

WHELP. I'm not sleeping tonight.

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boredkoala 2 weeks ago

The underbite is so cute!

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DW Hunter3 2 weeks ago

That looks like part of a rocked horn, the ears cropped too.

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Dan Carter 2 weeks ago

I'm waiting for them to throw dollar bills...

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Zenozenobee 2 weeks ago

OK, now, I'm sure they cut their ears... why creating a breed with unbelivable long ears, to end up by mutilate these poor animals?

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Coco! 2 weeks ago

no time for pictures or autographs, people. I'm going to be late to the haridressers!

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criminalgirl 2 weeks ago

Actually I think they are quite lovely in a funny way.

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TS Rhodes 7 hours ago

They are cutting these animal's ears off! WTF???

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