Have you ever read Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species? I have. Well, some of it anyway. Honestly, it’s very dense and not really written for lay people like me, so what I get out of it is that birds need better beaks sometimes and they can get them because evolution does a bunch of mix ups with the bodies and whatnot and some of the new things stay and other ones go.

But if you don’t feel up to delving into a giant scientific tome like that, maybe you’d just prefer to see some adorable instances of genetic variation via these wonderful pets found on Reddit.

I think even Darwin himself would approve of that kind of education.

10. Meet Frankie

He looks like he’s trying to pick up some transmissions from space and I’m here for it.

Frankie was born with four ears and an eye deformity but he’s still purrfect
byu/Missy-Andry inaww

9. A perfect circle

I think his first album was better.

My dog has a spot that is a near perfect circle.
byu/swagmoneymcgee inmildlyinteresting

8. Hi there, Milo

Never mistrust him, he definitely nose what’s up.

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7. Heart on my sleeve

She’s absolutely perfect.

My cat has a heart paw.
byu/LarryAnn14 inmildlyinteresting

6. Boots with the fur

(With the fuuuur)

My apple bottomed girl
byu/DanceBattleNinja inaww

5. A mighty roar

I’d say his bark is worse than his bite, but he no bark.

Having a cat with no teeth makes for the funniest play biting!
byu/Joshscott213 incats

4. Running circles

I feel adorably intimidated right now.

My sister’s puppy has a unique fur pattern that makes it look like she has glasses
byu/Disprozium inaww

3. Dirt

A fitting name for what looks to be a very good boi.

This is Dirt, his coloration makes him look like a dirty boy. But we still love him
byu/throwthewholehuman incats

2. The brows

When you got it, flaunt it.

Very rare eyebrow pup she knows she’s on fleek
byu/queequegscoffee inrarepuppers

1. What a mix!

The possibilities are endless.

german shepherd, timberwolf, and catahoula! cutiepie Ares says hello!
by inrarepuppers

So many different kinds of puppies and kitties to love, so little time to do it.

What’s your pet like? Do they have any unique features?

Tell us all about them in the comments.