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FANTASTIC BEASTS: Sometimes considered among the ugliest animals on the planet, the elephant seals are named after the male bull’s large proboscis, which resembles the trunk of an elephant. Male elephant seals fight and produce mating calls through their proboscises until one is too tired and surrenders. As a result of these fights, they bear scars across their chest that remain for their whole life even after their skin sheds.

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