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Spiders, Snakes & Crocodiles - Oh, My! Cast Your Vote for the "World's Scariest Animal"

Washington, DC -- Who wins the prize as the world's creepiest, crawliest critter this Halloween? Check out World Wildlife Fund's "World's Scariest Animal" and cast your vote for your personal favourite among the slipperiest, slimiest and scaliest creatures in the world. With more than forty years of field work, WWF scientists have run into remarkable animals - from the cuddly to the creepy crawly. "World's Scariest Animal" kicked off earlier this month with eight creepy contestants including the red-eyed piranha, Johnson's chameleon and the uakari. Last night these three, with the broad-eared horseshoe bat and the Southern ground hornbill, were shut out of the running as the tarantula, saltwater crocodile and Indian cobra slithered ahead for the final round. Which animal will creep ahead in the run up to Halloween and win the title of "World's Scariest Animal?" You decide! Go www.worldwildlife.org to cast your vote. The voting for "World's Scariest Animal" ends at midnight on October 30 with the winner announced on Halloween, Monday October 31. Remember: Win or lose, all our critter contestants are vital to biodiversity and the on-going health of their eco-regions. So cast your vote today! Known in the United States as World Wildlife Fund and recognized worldwide by its panda logo, WWF leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats and to conserve the diversity of life on Earth. Now in its fifth decade, WWF, the global conservation organization, works in more than 100 countries around the world.