An adorable 10-week-old puppy has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn’ puppy, due to the extra tail growing out of his forehead!

The cute pup, named Narwhal – after the species of porpoise that grows a tusk out of the centre of its head – was found abandoned in Missouri, USA. He was wandering the streets in the cold, and had developed frostbite in one of his paws.

Thankfully, an animal rescue centre, called Mac’s Mission, found the stray pup and took him in. A checkover at the vets has revealed that Narwhal is healthy and happy, and the rescue centre say that his frostbite is already on the mend!

Narwhal the unicorn rescue puppy

So what about that extra tail? Well, an X-ray at the vets revealed that, as far as they can tell, it has “no real use”. Rochelle Steffen, who works at Mac’s Mission, said the tail “doesn’t cause him any pain and there’s no medical reason to remove it – so the forehead tail is here to stay.” She added, “So far, the tail on his forehead does not wag!”

Narwhal the unicorn rescue puppy

Narwhal will be staying at the rescue centre – who are experts in caring for animals with special needs – until he is a bit older and stronger, at which point they will look to find him a loving home.

Narwhals live in the Arctic waters around Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. Their tusks – most commonly found on males – can grow up to 3 metres long!

Narwhal – we think you’re awesome. And while your extra tail may be useless, it’s a pretty cool tale, nonetheless!

Images of puppy ⓒ Mac’s Mission. Image of narwhal ⓒ Getty Images: 802148952.

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  • anstasia

    i want that dog so much i need to go to japan

  • sub to dunkey

    epic

  • hannah

    so cute

  • me

    clever

  • Maja

    Super cute pup!

  • scarlett

    i liked the unicorn puppy because it was cute!!!!

  • Bla bla

    Woah

  • Bla bla

    So cute

  • Bea

    Narwhal is super cute!

  • maracayowrightz

    cool

  • molly eignor

    wow you are so cute

  • Awesome

  • max

    GREAT

  • Emma Kate

    I can't believe that someone abandoned this cute puppy!!!

  • Janany

    Cute

  • Penn Webb

    if yOu asK me thAT's a DoG

  • Amazing he is awesommme. Sick!

  • Eleven

    I love the show stranger things

  • Stranger things eleven

    He is so cute lol

  • RandomPuppy

    Wow, I can't believe that this super adorable puppy has a tail growing on his head. I would love to keep him. :}

  • Liam

    That’s amazing

  • Liam

    Cute dog

  • Megan

    That is so cooool

  • cerys

    cool never seen anything like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cerys

    wow so cool!!!!!

  • cerys

    wow I've never seen anything like that!

  • Aaron

    Cute

  • Liza

    Cool mutation

  • sunday martins

    i think that puppy is cute and cuddly but im a bit scared of dogs and i have a cat so i wouldnt adopt it sorry everybody:[

  • Isla

    awsome

  • Asha

    wow

  • ValAere891

    That's interesting! It's amazing how animals can have stuff like that!

  • Poppy

    Narwal I love you and, who couldn't you are so cute and deserved to be taken of the street to an amazing rescue centre. All in all you are great

  • Zinnia

    That’s adorable

  • Zinnia

    LOL so cute I just love it

  • cutelobsterfish

    We should all be our own. We should not care about what we look like! We should all have fun in life!

  • cutelobsterfish

    awesome! Way to go unicorn pup!

  • Anri

    Cute puppy, cool name!

  • no name

    It's so cute!!!

  • laurence

    the dog is very brave

  • lily

    I love puppys

  • coco

    HI!

  • hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    cooooool

  • UNKNOWN

    I LUV NARWAL

  • Flametaco

    WOW I AM SUPRISED

  • Elizabeth L

    so sad yet cute

  • Imaan

    Narwhal you are so cute I wish I had you as my puppy .Love you