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.
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.