The animal kingdom is full of the most beautifully coloured animals, and sometimes a genetic mutation can take place, making that already beautiful animal even more eye-catching. Their coats have unusual markings or their all familiar colour is gone – whatever the reason, we meet some of these unique animals today.

Slow and Steady

Via: Pintrest

This purple snail is amazing, although some had said it has been photo-shopped. After seeing so many rare color mutations and examples of very unusual animal’s coats, it makes you wonder if perhaps this is just one of those anomalies.

Golden Boy

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This is one of the rarest breeds of horse, and also the most breath-taking. They’re known as Akhal-Teke, and they have these shiny metallic coats. The Akhal-Teke is the national emblem of Turkmenistan, which is where they originated from. You’ll find the horse on their coat of arms, bank notes and stamps. They don’t just come in this golden color, but also bay, black, chestnut, and grey.

King of the jungle

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Regardless of what color the lion is, he will always be King of the Jungle! This Albino lion looks like it just needs a big cuddle, doesn’t it?

Purple Hair Don’t Care

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This purple squirrel is quite well-known and he’s got the name Pete. He’s been hanging around the Meoncross school in Stubbington in England, and how he got his fabulously funky purple coat, is anyone’s guess.

The Black Sheep of the family

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Or should I rather say Black Penguin? I’m pretty sure that this pure black penguin has all of his organs the normal color, unlike or pure black chickens from earlier!

The fairies did it

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With shows like Tinkerbell, it’s easy to see why little children believe that fairies are responsible for painting the wings of butterflies. This fairy did a half job though, or was having a rather indecisive day – so the butterfly has the best of both worlds.

Perfect Disguise

Via:Why Evolution Is True

Here’s another little cardinal that looks spectacular due to its unusual coloring. Interesting to note about this one though, is that it’s a ‘bilateral gynandromorph’. Half of this bird is male and the other half female.