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14 Animals Whose Colors AREN'T What You're Expecting!


1. Purple Polar Bear

This poor bear had a skin condition that required medication, which turned him purple. This is real.

source: B for Bel

2. Purple Squirrel

The provenance of this purple squirrel (named Pete) is still a mystery, though one theory proposes that he chewed on some purple ink cartridges and groomed it into his own fur, but I think he fell in some grape Kool-Aid.

source: Science Blogs

3. Blue Lobster

This 1-in-2 million chance was caught in Maine by 14-year-old Meghan and her dad.

source: Miss Meghan's Lobster Catch

4. Split Lobster

The normal color for lobsters in the wild is the dark almost-black you see here, but this one lacks pigment in its other half, giving it a festive Halloween coloration. This phenomenon is seen about once in every 50 to 100 million lobsters!

source: New England Aquarium

5. Pink Dolphins

These Indo-pacific humpbacks - more commonly known as pink dolphins - live in Underwater World in Singapore.

source: AP Photo

6. Albino Zebra

This albino zebra is sometimes called a Golden Zebra, just like those yellow Oreos.

source: Pinterest

7. White Gorilla

This gorilla, named Snowflake, is the result of inbreeding in the wild.

source: News on Genomic Studies

8. Green Puppies

Two puppies of this Spanish litter were born BRIGHT GREEN. They were smaller and weaker than the rest of the litter, and it's still unknown why they were born half-dog and half-Incredible Hulk.

source: Mirror

9. Pink Katydid

Most katydids seen in the wild are green, but they come in pink as well. Scientists believe that the pink coloration is actually a DOMINANT trait in katydids, but they are so vivid among green trees and bushes that most pink ones do not survive to adulthood.

source: Wikimedia

10. White Peacock

Unlike some all-white animals, white peacocks are NOT albinos. Albino creatures have pink or red eyes - this peacock has leucism, which is a reduction in ALL skin pigments, not just melanin.

source: Viralboo

12. Banana Slug

The bright yellow banana slug is the mascot of the University of California at Santa Cruz. You've probably heard of this guy. But did you know that there is a KETCHUP SLUG to go with this MUSTARD SLUG???

source: Tucey Photography

13. Red Triangle Slug

This blood-red slug was only discovered in 2013 in a remote part of Australia, so unfortunately, it's unlikely to meet a banana slug, which lives in the Pacific Northwest.

source: The Featured Creature

14. Mwanza Flat-headed Agama

This "Spider-Man" lizard lives in Africa, and (as per usual) this bright coloration is limited to only the males of the species.

source: Amusing Planet

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