20 Unique Pets With Extra Body Features

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

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#2 Cat Named Yoda Was Born With An Extra Set Of Ears

#3 Ren Is A Polydactyl With 6 Toes On Each Foot

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#4 I Adopted A Stray Dog With 2 Mouths, One Where The Ear Should Be

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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

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#6 Too Many Peets

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#7 Met This Cat Today With Two Tails

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#8 A Cat With An Opposable Thumb. I For One Welcome Our New Cat Overlords

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#9 Sansa Is A Special Needs Rescue Princess With Feline Hyperesthesia, Different Colored Eyes & More Toes Than You

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#10 My Cat Is Polydactyl And Has 26 Toes. So I Named Him Toes

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#11 Amelia And Her Two Faced Cat

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#12 At Work Today We Literally Had A Mutant Cat Come Through… Extra Canine Tooth, Strongly Rooted

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#13 Joey

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#14 Polydactyl Kitten In Clinic Today

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#15 Here Is My Rescue Baby

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#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

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#17 Friend’s Cat Has Black Chin, So It Always Looks Surprised. It’s Also A Polydactyl And Had Thumbs

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#18 Extra Beans

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#19 This Cat Has Both Heterochromia And Extra Toes

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#20 Leg Broken In 2 Places But Still Got Sexy Legs And Thumbs

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Artist Visually Compares the Sizes of Extinct Species With Their Modern Relatives

Technology has evolved and shaped our workplaces in many ways. Photoshop, for instance, helps us take a glimpse at how we want things to appear. Although flawless photography is perhaps never possible without expensive shooting gear, digital photo can give us the solution to turn imperfect photographs into professional ones so easily. It helps us to explore creative thinking and thoughts. Even though they still remain digital, they’re pretty close to reality.

To illustrate, Roman Uchytel uses technology for this matter. He uses Photoshop to show us a glimpse of things that have passed and thus will never come back. More specifically, he recreates prehistoric extinct species of animals as best as he can using the information that he has now. And it can be said that he’s been doing indeed a good job at it. Furthermore, he even managed to publish a book which you can find here.

Luckily, Earthwonders managed to get in touch with Roman Uchytel and had an interview about one of his many series which will be presented below. Such series involve the comparison of the sizes of extinct species with their modern relatives and places them side by side. It’s truly interesting how some of the species were way bigger than we would’ve thought looking at their modern relatives. So, scroll down and check out the images!

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“We came up with this idea together with Alexandra Antonova (Uchytel), my wife and business partner, for our children to know what the ancestors (or relatives) of the animals they see in the zoo looked like. Besides, I’ve been wondering myself how these animals would fit together. Everyone compares extinct animals to humans, but no one compared them to contemporaries (descendants).” said Uchytel for Earthwonders.

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When being asked if it’s challenging to come up with ideas and with the final results, he said “Of course, it’s a challenge because you do it for yourself and you never know if it will resonate with other people”.

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“It was really unexpected for my pictures to become quite viral, because in today’s world, it’s very difficult to surprise anyone. But I’m glad that a lot of people are interested in extinct animals, because one of the missions of the Prehistoric Fauna project is to starting point for an international dialogue that could help preserve the remains of the megafauna, because many animals can die out again because of humans.”

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“People’s reaction about these images was like a snowball reaction. Because a lot of people didn’t know that modern animals had such unusual ancestors.”

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