Just like humans, animals as well inherit traits through their parents genetic code which is found in their DNA. The DNA contains thousands of genes, and these genes lead to the expression of an inherited characteristic, like eye color, coat color, body characteristics and many more.
Sometimes an animal’s genes play tricks on us, where we see cats with 18 toes and puppies with 2 ears. Scroll down below to see the strange genetic surprises some of these loving creatures possess.
#1 Frankie Was Born With Four Ears And An Eye Deformity But He’s Still Purrfect
#2 Cat Named Yoda Was Born With An Extra Set Of Ears
#3 Ren Is A Polydactyl With 6 Toes On Each Foot
#4 I Adopted A Stray Dog With 2 Mouths, One Where The Ear Should Be
Toad is about 6 years old, she found her way to the shelter that I worked at several years ago. The whole staff was kind of in shock at her appearance. She was also highly aggressive when she came in. A shelter officer muzzled her and carried her to the vet clinic and while she was there being examined, it sounds goofy but literally, we made eye contact and she immediately relaxed.
That day I took her into my office to evaluate her and she immediately crawled into my lap. This big scary, insane-looking dog, just climbed into my lap and rested her head on my shoulder. I adopted her and we have been inseparable ever since.
#5 This Unicorn Puppy Named Narwhal Was Found Abandoned With An Extra Tail On His Forehead
#6 Too Many Peets
#7 Met This Cat Today With Two Tails
#8 A Cat With An Opposable Thumb. I For One Welcome Our New Cat Overlords
#9 Sansa Is A Special Needs Rescue Princess With Feline Hyperesthesia, Different Colored Eyes & More Toes Than You
#10 My Cat Is Polydactyl And Has 26 Toes. So I Named Him Toes
#11 Amelia And Her Two Faced Cat
#12 At Work Today We Literally Had A Mutant Cat Come Through… Extra Canine Tooth, Strongly Rooted
#14 Polydactyl Kitten In Clinic Today
#15 Here Is My Rescue Baby
#16 I Drove Over An Hour One Way To Pick Up My Purrito With Extra Beans From A Shelter In The Middle Of Nowhere. Meet Zula
#17 Friend’s Cat Has Black Chin, So It Always Looks Surprised. It’s Also A Polydactyl And Had Thumbs
#18 Extra Beans
#19 This Cat Has Both Heterochromia And Extra Toes
#20 Leg Broken In 2 Places But Still Got Sexy Legs And Thumbs