These 19 Genetically Mutated Animals Are Each Adorable In their Own Awesome Way

25 Sep 2015 Animals
These 19 Genetically Mutated Animals Are Each Adorable In their Own Awesome Way

Albinism is something we tend to see a lot in rodents, like mice, rats, and guinea pigs. They've got white fur and red eyes -- not a touch of fluffy pigment in sight. But this trait is found in tons of creatures across all different species. Scaly or furry, it's always pretty incredible to see.

Nope, not a cat. That's an albino porcupine!

Nope, not a cat. That's an albino porcupine!

This sunbathing wallaby should really use some sunblock.

This sunbathing wallaby should really use some sunblock.

True fact: there are no albino horses.

True fact: there are no albino horses.

Another true fact: not all all-white animals are albino.

Another true fact: not all all-white animals are albino.

This all-white octopus isn't albino, either.

This all-white octopus isn't albino, either.

I'm wary of calling these lobsters albino, in the name of science, since they do have some pigmentation...

I'm wary of calling these lobsters albino, in the name of science, since they do have some pigmentation...

Edgar the hedgehog, however, is truly albino.

Edgar the hedgehog, however, is truly albino.

Does clear count as albino?

Does clear count as albino?

This albino sugar glider is oh so sleepy.

This albino sugar glider is oh so sleepy.

This cockatiel loves his pink calcium bar so much, he uses it as blush!

This cockatiel loves his pink calcium bar so much, he uses it as blush!

Here's an albino muskrat nomming on whatever it is muskrats nom on.

Here's an albino muskrat nomming on whatever it is muskrats nom on.

Not sure if this is an albino softshell turtle, or the star of all my future nightmares.

Not sure if this is an albino softshell turtle, or the star of all my future nightmares.

You guys trying to team up and haunt me?

You guys trying to team up and haunt me?

Albino koalas are incredibly rare, and are also adorable nappers.

Albino koalas are incredibly rare, and are also adorable nappers.

So are albino buffalo.

So are albino buffalo.

Some albino fishies ready for a new tank.

Some albino fishies ready for a new tank.

Without his signature markings, it's hard to tell that this baby skunk is, in fact, a skunk!

Without his signature markings, it's hard to tell that this baby skunk is, in fact, a skunk!

Careful not to get too close when you're figuring out what he is, because he'll definitely still spray you!

Careful not to get too close when you're figuring out what he is, because he'll definitely still spray you!

Do you think this little guy gets more nuts with that ethereal glare working on his side?

Do you think this little guy gets more nuts with that ethereal glare working on his side?
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