Strange Animals Most People Have Never Seen Before

Oct 09, 2020Peter File

Nature works in mysterious ways, and beauty comes in all forms. While different people have different senses of beauty, we should be able to appreciate the beauty of being different sometimes. Genetic mutations have created some distinct looking animals - here are some of them.

Chimera Cat

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We love cats, so of course, we will include some cats on this list. What you are looking at here is called a chimera cat, which is basically cats with two sets of DNA - or as some might say, fraternal twins blended in within the same cat. It's not all that uncommon, so you might have seen something similar in real life. 



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This is an adorable cat born with a deformed tail, legs, and paws. Can you guess what his name is? Appropriately, Miracle. Ladies and gentlemen, say hi to Miracle here, and appreciate the beauty of life and what it has to offer - beauty exists in all forms. 

Partial Albinism

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This might appear normal at first sight - just a blackbird here, what's so special about it?  Well, actually this bird is showing partial albinism - and yes, albinism can occur to parts of their body only. This is a blackbird (Turdus merula) with white feather showing signs of partial albinism. 

Four-Legged Chicken

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Why did the chicken cross the road? We don't know about other chickens, but we presume that this one did because it has four legs. Yup, a four-legged chicken. This basically happened due to birth deformity, which is not all that uncommon if you think about it, as things like that also happen to humans. 

Roe Deer

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You are looking at a roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) roebuck with deformed antler here. The deer do look sad to us, and it isn't difficult to understand considering the shape of antlers that it has. This doesn't take away the cuteness for us though - we don't judge. 

Albino Squirrel

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You might be thinking - why are you showing me a picture of a white mouse? What's so special about it? No worries - just look closer... no, it isn't a mouse, but instead a squirrel, with a normal squirrel by its side for comparison. This is another example of an animal that suffered from albinism. 

Deformed Beak

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This is a Juvenile Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, with a deformed beak, as you can see in the picture. We do not know much about the story behind this, but we assume this to be some kind of birth defect, some sort of genetic mutation. Though we do have to wonder how does this bird eats with a deformed beak. 

Deformed Frog 

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Yup, this is a frog, but with some kind of deformations. This picture was taken in the 90s, showing Minnesota New Country School student Reta Bovee holding a deformed frog in her hand, a frog the group had just pulled from the pond at the Nye Preserve, north of Le Sueur MN. 

Crinkly the Bewick Swan

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This unique, wobbly-necked swan actually has a name - Crinkly, named after her deformity where her neck contains distinct kinks. Here she can be seen at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England. Pretty cute, isn't it? 

Two-Headed Turtle

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You have probably seen photos of two-headed snakes before, or perhaps other animals with two heads. Conjoined twins are not just a thing for humans, it also exists in the animal kingdom. But look at this two-headed turtle... just how cute it is... 


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At first sight, this hyena here might appear normal... but then it seems that something is missing there, something just looks rather odd in this picture. What was it exactly? Did you notice what happened? Yup, that's right, it's a hyena without ears, and it somehow made it much less scary. 

Deformed Flipper

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We haven't seen that many photos of sea lions before, but we think they might be our new favorite animals - just look how adorable they are! This picture was taken in New Zealand, and if you look close enough, you might notice the deformed flipper there. 

Deformed Duck

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Similar to another animal on this list, this duck also suffered from a similar deformity where its beak is bent. It is still a cute duck, but then again, we can't help but wonder how birds like this with deformed beaks can eat - do they have to adjust their eating position somewhat? 

Deformed Jaw

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Crocodiles are known for their jaw power - extremely strong, enough to have a firm grip on their prey and deliver the final blow just with their jaw. However, the Nile crocodile here seem to be suffering from some sort of deformity with its jaw, and we can't help but feel sorry for it. 

Two-headed Goose

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Have you ever played Untitled Goose Game? Sorry, every time we see a goose we can't help but think about this game, being a goose and causing mayhem all around the village. If you haven't you should definitely give it a try. In any case, we hope gooses in real life are not as aggressive as it was depicted in the game, or else this two-headed goose might be a real nightmare to deal with. 

Here are some of the most distinctive-looking animals to show you how nature works in mysterious ways. Which one is your favorite? Have you seen anything like that before? If you found this interesting, why not share it with your friends and family? 

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