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We've grown accustomed to seeing the world in a particular way; so much so, that it's oftentimes become boring. But you probably didn't realize that, just like people, animals of a single species also come in an incredible variety of shapes, sizes, and, you probably guessed it, colors as well. These animals are so stunningly beautiful and alarmingly colorful that most people probably didn't even know what they were looking at! Take a look at this list, and see which unusual colored animal is your favorite.
This rare black and gold cockatoo probably attracts all the ladybirds with feathers like those. Native to Australia, the red-tailed black cockatoo is one of the few animals in that country that won't make your skin crawl. It looks like the sky in the Outback on a clear night.
While it might be a common sight in Australia, most people around the world have never seen anything like this. We are used to seeing white or yellow cockatoos, but this one is the prettiest bird we have ever laid eyes on. It looks like it would be the villain bird in a movie similar to Rio.
Goldilocks, is that you? She tried Garnier Fructis shampoo for added volume and shine, and it worked wonders to bring life back to her hair. When Ron was trying to turn his rat yellow in Harry Potter, he was trying to achieve this, but we all know it didn't turn out the way he hoped.
We would love to know where she got her hair done because it looks fabulous. This is a satin texel mouse; therefore, the satin gene makes them shiny, and the texel gives them long curly hair. They can be any color, and there are ones that look silver too.
This horse must be using Fenty highlighter to get a glow like that. The horse is probably worth more than the submarine behind it, and we can understand why someone would pay a high price for this golden beauty. It almost looks like someone turned Barbie into a horse.
If this horse were a person, she would probably be the girl that bullied us about our hair in the third grade. She probably loves White Claw seltzers, and she pretends to be an influencer on the weekends. Her shine is blinding, and we wish our hair shined like that.
Don't tell Narnia your secrets because she is two-faced and will spread rumors behind your back. Okay, so she might just have two different fur colors, but cats aren't the most trustworthy anyways, so you shouldn't tell her anything private regardless.
We wonder if any of her siblings had the same color pattern. It would be even more fascinating to see one where the split color goes down their back so that their entire body is two different colors. Split-dyed hair is really on-trend right now, so this cat is with today's fashion.
This chicken is such a sweetheart, and she is very on-trend with her heart-pattered plumage. She must be very open about her emotions because she wears her heart on her feathers. We wonder if this bird lays heart-speckled eggs because that would be pretty impressive.
It's incredible because it isn't like one speckle looks like a heart, they are all heart-shaped, and we would love a jacket to match this gorgeous girl. She would definitely make a heart-y meal, but we wouldn't harm a single feather on her because she is too rare.
While these look like something you would find at Art Basel, they are actually blue java bananas that have an ice-cream-like consistency and taste like vanilla. The blue indicates that they aren't ripe enough to eat yet. They turn yellow when they are ripened like regular bananas.
They originated in South East Asia and spread to Fiji, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Central America. We love bananas, and this version sounds even better than the ones we are used to. Some people will say it's photoshop, but that's because they haven't yet had a bit of these delicious treats.
When you're trying to catch a roadrunner, but the Acme explosives backfire. This cross fox is a variant of the red fox, and it usually has a dark stripe running down its back, intersecting with another stripe to form a cross over the shoulders. This must have been the inspiration behind Firefox.
With eyes like those, it could put anyone in a trance and force you to join the fox army. He would probably be one of the most powerful Pokemon that you can catch, but it would be tough to find him. We could stare at this mesmerizing animal all day long.
Chocolate mousse is delicious, but have you ever had white chocolate mousse? It looks like someone released their moose patronus during the day, and it's going to scare away the dementors. This albino moose is quite rare, and people would probably try to hunt it for a trophy.
She is tip-toeing across the road, so no one notices her out in the open. There should be a special national reserve for these animals where hunters can't kill them since they are so rare.
This black cat's nose is partially pink, and it looks like the Tesla logo. Elon Musk should hire him as the official Tesla mascot because he was born for that position. We wouldn't be able to resist booping his cute little nose because it is so prominent and adorable.
We hope his paws are the same pink color. He would probably be good friends with Rudolph because they both have unique noses that their friends make fun of. However, this cat probably isn't guiding anyone with his nose because it doesn't light up.
Sometimes dark and spooky can also be adorable. He didn't choose the goth life; the goth life chose him. His mom thought it was just a phase, but it turns out this is just who he is, and she is going to have to get used to it. He needs some tiny chain necklaces to make his full transformation to e-boy.
Be careful because when the duck of the void appears, he has come to steal your soul. If Darth Vader turned into a duck, this is what he would look like as a baby. Although he is goth and a little scary, we would still give him lots of love because that face is too cute.
When the rendering gives up half-way through, and your image is stuck like this. This gorgeous peacock is only half as colorful as regular ones, but its stunning white feathers are a beautiful contrast next to the blue and green.
The printer ink was running low when he was born, but he is more unique than any other peacock we have seen. Did anyone else know that peacocks can fly, and they scream like nobody's business? Sadly, it will have trouble finding a mate because the female birds look for the full-colored kind.
This turtle switched to incognito mode to blend into the shadows of the night. Some people love matte black things, and they would probably want this little guy as their pet because he matches the aesthetic. He would be a good burglar if he could get away quicker.
He hides in the shadows waiting for the perfect moment to sneak up on people, and then he strikes before you can see what's coming. The real Ninja Turtles should take notes because he knows how to work his ninja powers better than any other turtle.
This little guy was rescued in Australia by a veterinary clinic, and they decided to name him Pikachu because of his color. While we are usually creeped out by possums, this one is surprisingly adorable. Squeezing this guy into a Pokeball is going to be challenging, but it should be doable.
They have to hold him with gloves on so they don't get zapped by his electrical force. This is a far cry from an American possum, so we have to give it to Australia for having some truly gorgeous animals. Everyone is too focused on the spiders and snakes to notice anything else.
Have you ever wondered if a Zebra was black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Well, they are actually a very dark brown if you look closely, but this baby zebra has answered the stripe question. We can officially say that Zebras are brown with white stripes.
This baby was born with polka dots instead of stripes because he didn't want to look like the other Zebras. Wouldn't it get noticed by predators easily without stripes? We hope their mom can protect him since people will probably want this special Zebra hair.
This adorable rescue owl is named Zeus, and it looks like he has stars in his eyes, like he sees a prophecy. He can see all the infinite possibilities of all universes, and he knows exactly how the earth will be destroyed. He must have read an elder scroll to get all his powers.
We keep trying to find the big dipper, but it is hard to distinguish each constellation. Instead of Zeus, his name should be Odin, but we will let it slide just this once. He is a permanent resident at the conservation, and you can see him in California.
There are likely only four or five albino humpback whales on the planet and someone captured one on camera. The first one was named Migaloo, and he was spotted in Australian waters in 1991. His albinism quickly became the focus of whale researchers and tourists alike.
Researchers later found another albino humpback off the coast of Norway, and Migaloo fathered two white calves, so we know there are about four in existence. The calves are named MJ, and they often make appearances off the eastern coast of Australia.
"Hello, darkness, my old friend." This jet-black chinchilla is gorgeous, and sadly people use their fur for coats despite it being cruel and the fur being prone to mold when exposed to water. It looks so soft and fluffy, and we want to pet it, but they don't like being held or pet.
Once you look into the darkness, you might never be able to get out. This chinchilla has powers like you wouldn't believe, and we want to protect it at all costs. How could someone hurt this adorable little creature with a face like that?
We don't know how this shark became iridescent, but we hope this person put it back in the ocean. It wasn't caught in an oil spill; this is actually a Pelagic Thresher Shark. They are sometimes recorded as green thresher sharks because the light hits their skin and gives it a variety of different colors.
Surprisingly, a lot of fishermen release their fish these days, but we bet these shiny sharks would be worth a lot of money. The shark is probably thinking, "I know I'm beautiful, but I'm ready to go back in the ocean now, or else I will be forced to bite you."
This Alabaster kitten named Olive has half brown and half blue eyes due to a rare genetic condition called sectorial heterochromia iridis. It looks like Olive was taking a selfie to show off her beautiful eyes because he knows how beautiful he is.
Couldn't you sit on the couch and look at her eyes for hours? They look like a new kind of yin yang, and we are here for it. Against his white fur, it looks even more vibrant, and he is such a special cat. Olive deserves all the cat treats and cuddles in the world.
This girl was rocking the split dye hair before it was even a trend. She was born with half blonde and half brunette hair; even her eyebrows are two different colors. This would make a very unique braid, and we wonder if her arm hair is also brown on one side and blonde on the other.
We hope she never dyes it one color because this makes her so uniquely beautiful, and she should embrace it. It also looks like she has two slightly different colored eyes, which makes her even more unique, and she can say her split dye is natural.
We know it's a bit morbid, but no one would ever see this buck run into the road at night, so we hope he sticks to extensive forests. We would like to call him Shadow if no one else has named him already. It's adorable to see now, but imagine how freaky it would be to see it in the wild.
We have never seen anything like this before, and they must be incredibly rare. They should be protected because some hunters would love to have an animal like this as a souvenir. It's sad that these rare animals need extra protection from humans.
This beautiful and rare white giraffe has a sad backstory. After his family was killed by poachers, he was fitted with a tracker to deter hunters. Albino animals have been hunted throughout history when they should be preserved for their unique beauty.
Are we sure it isn't a double-horned unicorn? He looks like he forgot to roll around in the mud, and it looks like a ghost instead. He must have forgotten his printed jacket at home.
Have you ever seen a more adorable baby reindeer in your life? Like Rudolf, this little guy is different than all of the other reindeer, and they never let him join the reindeer games. His antlers are so little that it looks like someone stuck two sticks into his head.
He came right up to the photographer because he probably thought that this person would accept him, unlike his sibling. Reindeer can be so intolerant sometimes, and they should learn to accept each other regardless of fur or nose colors.
Is it a white dog with a black head or a black dog with a white body? We wonder how many times they thought about naming him Blackhead but then realized it would remind them too much of acne every time they said his name.
His mom must have run out of ink when she made him, so only his head got the pigment. If they put him in black footy pajamas, no one would ever know the difference between him and his siblings. He is the yin yang of dogs, and he is here to bring peace.
Now that you have been blessed by the golden beetle, you will have good luck for the rest of the week. This could literally be a piece of jewelry, and we would never know the difference. The golden tortoise beetle can change color in response to different situations, and we wonder if it can turn to rose gold.
This is the golden snitch of the insect world, and whichever bug captures it will win the quidditch game. We wonder if someone has ever mistaken this for an earing that fell on the ground. They are usually found in Maine, so if you live around there, keep your eyes open for these flying shiny insects.
We don't know how this occurred, but it looks like the portal to a fairytale land where unicorns and fairies roam freely and every day is sunny and 75 with a breeze. Bob Ross could paint this and make each cloud look like a happy little accident.
This was created by small water or ice droplets individually scattering light. Are we being fooled into thinking this is something other than a dragon or a mountain hologram? It looks like it is supposed to connect the mountain range.
This flamingo wanted to be different from everyone, so he went goth. He turned evil, and now he is protected by his flamingo henchmen. Instead of regular shrimp, he eats rock shrimp because they fit his aesthetic. And remember, it's not a phase; it's a lifestyle choice.
We wonder if the other flamingos know there is something different about him. Are they able to see color, or do they think he is just like the rest of them but moodier? The full black animals are caused because of melanism, which causes excessive melanin (the pigment that determines what color you are).
This is an albino wood turtle, and they are one of the rarest types of turtles in the world. It looks like a regular turtle that was hydro dipped in these vibrant colors. However, despite its vibrant colors that make it look dangerous, it is actually a very gentile turtle and even does well in captivity.
This teenage mutant pizza turtle is much different than the one we saw on TV, but he is much more visually appealing. They would stick out like a sore thumb in the wild, which would either attract predators or scare them away because of the unique colors.
All we know about frogs is the more vibrant the colors, the more poisonous it is. Although it is forbidden to touch, its beautiful color makes us want to hold it so bad. His skin is very on-trend with the tie-dye and colored camouflage looks we have seen.
When you were little, did you color your frogs crazy colors? It's nice to know that they actually exist in the wild, unlike the red and purple horses we were also coloring. Why is it that the most beautifully colored things are also the most poisonous?
This albino trash panda sticks out next to his friends. They look like they kidnapped him, and they are trying to make sure the raccoon cops aren't chasing them. We didn't know they would look almost unrecognizable without their signature masks.
Some people thought this was a possum hiding inside a group of raccoons because it looks so strange without its signature markings. However, we can confirm it is a raccoon that might have gotten kidnapped from the rest of its albino family.
We don't know if it is actually one in a million, but the yellow cardinal is rarely ever seen. The bird is yellow due to a rare genetic mutation, and it is absolutely gorgeous. That vibrant shade of yellow makes them easy to spot if you are lucky enough to see one in nature.
We wonder if these would be more, or less, attractive to other cardinals because they are so different from the typical versions. Researchers spotted this one in Alabama, a state known for producing all sorts of unusual specimens... (just kidding Alabama, we love you too).
If you saw this sign, would you know to stop without reading it? We usually recognize stop signs for their bright red color, but this would throw us off. It looks like someone wanted to add a stop sign near their business but make it fit in with their aesthetic.
Mick Jagger said, "I see a red sign, and I want to paint it black," so this must belong to him. It was not a phase apparently, it was slowly turning from edgy to straight goth. The only downside is that it would be impossible to see at night.
This looks like a mix of a husky and a fox, and we want to give it cuddles. It is actually a Canadian Marble fox, but it looks just like the fox Pokemon. However, it is probably vicious like other wild foxes, so we wouldn't suggest petting it.
It is so fluffy and sits like a good boy. Some people have foxes as pets, but we don't know how safe that is for a human or an animal. Foxes are so funny, and they love to laugh. Have you ever heard a fox cackling? It is the funniest thing ever.
The rare and beautiful strawberry finch is native to the grasslands of tropical Asia, and it is popular as a caged bird due to its colorful plumage. Although it is named after the fruit, we don't think they would taste like strawberries, and we would rather not find out.
The name is very deceptive because people might think they can dip it in chocolate or add it to a smoothie. That would be awful, and we suggest leaving them in the wild to look at from afar. Its vibrant color is truly a sight to see for birdwatchers.
This gorgeous flower is for those who can't decide between red and white roses. This is caused by a random mutation during flower development when it is supposed to produce red pigment. The flower thought it was only supposed to produce half the amount, and this is the result.
It is extremely rare because there is a low error rate in roses when they are developing. It looks like the Queen of Hearts asked her minions to stop painting in the middle of their job, and they only made this one half red.
Cruella De Ville might have been impartial to black and white spots, but she will probably crave beige tones like the ones seen on this lemon dalmatian if she sees this. These are beautiful dogs, and their spots are nothing like we have ever seen before, but the American Kennel Club recognizes them.
These two are just as in love as Pongo and Perdita were, and they would make the most adorable dalmatian puppies. Would the movie have turned out differently if the 101 dalmatian puppies were golden rather than black and white?
These black petunias would be perfect for a vampire celebration. The black magic petunias bloom in the spring and summer, and they will definitely catch the eye of anyone walking by your home. People might wonder if you painted the flowers to create this unusual look.
They probably absorb more wavelengths because of the dark color and bloom beautifully. Unless the black causes them to overheat if they are in direct sun. These rare plants must need a green (or black) thumb to keep them looking beautiful throughout the season.
This turtle is not albino, but it lacks the same pigment as a regular sea turtle. Is this what Squirtle would look like if he were real? Usually, when hatchlings are leucistic, they have deformities like deformed flippers, missing eyes, or sadly even missing mouths.
However, the lack of pigmentation makes it seem like it would be less visible to predators because it would blend easily into the sand or the water. The condition has its disadvantages and advantages, but one thing is for sure, they are gorgeous beyond words.
When even the butterflies in your stomach are too chicken to ask out your crush. People might think this is a moth, but it is actually a chicken. Once you see the face, you won't be able to unsee it, and it will be a chicken moth for the rest of eternity.
We don't know how this happened, but it looks pretty interesting, and we have never seen anything like it before; however, we also haven't seen a moth this close because moths are scary butterflies to us.
This cat is sporting the most fashionable trend these days; a fur vest goes with every outfit, and hers is all-natural. She looks purr-fect, and we have never seen a cat with such a unique coat. While her head is black, her body is a gorgeous brownish-red.
She must have used sun-in to make her hair lighter, but we all know that just makes dark hair orange. She wanted to be like all the other blonde cats and ended up with a color more unique than any other animal.
"Excuse me; I'm not done with my makeup yet. No pictures, please." This dog looks like he was caught in the middle of putting on his makeup, and it is the strangest fur color pattern we have ever seen on a dog. This is what it looks like when a dog has vitiligo.
As the skin underneath turns white, so does the fur. Therefore, this dog might have been born black and brown, but as the vitiligo progressed, she slowly turned white and grey all over her body. You can see it in her nose because that is usually the first place it affects.
Snakes are already spooky, and this one is ever more haunting because of its jack--lantern pattern on its back. This would be the perfect pet for anyone obsessed with Halloween and all things related to the spooky season.
If they didn't name it Pumpkin, that was a missed opportunity, and they should rename it. These snakes are rare, and the pattern is called "pumpkin patch," which is fitting. Although it is cool, we still wouldn't be brave enough to hold a snake without freaking out.
"I'm blue da ba dee da ba die." This might be the tiniest lobster we have ever seen, and we have never seen a blue one before. Do they turn red when you cook them? It depends where you are fishing, but some places have more blue lobsters than others.
If you catch one of these, it could bring you the good luck you have been searching for. However, the key to unlocking that luck is making a wish, giving the lobster a snack, and releasing it back into the ocean. They don't like to live outside of the water.
We could learn a lot from our animal kingdom friends. These lizards are all different shades, and they like each other just the same. While the albino one is much different than his friends, he is treated just like his colorful buddies, and gets to eat just as many bugs.
We have seen many different colored lizards in our day, but we have never come across an albino one. Next to his orange and red siblings, he makes them look even brighter, and they make him look even whiter.
The seal on the left is on the verge of slapping his friend because he is stealing the spotlight. When someone stands out from the crowd, they are going to have haters who want them to fade away. However, this seal knows he is the star of the show.
The seals don't seem particularly happy about their lives, and maybe they are just tired of being compared to the literal golden child. Someone throw them some extra fish before they start slapping their unusual friend around.