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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  • 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

  • ariana

    wow

  • imogen

    Awesome! I think this puppy is truly remarkable :) I hope you find a great loving family Narwhal !

  • Yeet

    Yeet Yeet Yeet Yeet thank you lol

  • catherine

    my sister will love this

  • Lilly beckonomes

    I have a complete passion in dogs. please find a home for narwhal I would love to have her as a pet

  • Zara

    Narwhal is so cute, Amazing, unique, clever and cool I love her\him so so much! I wish I could own Narwhal goodbye!

  • Annabel .m.

    I love this puppy because it is so cute and cuddley. If my hole family saw this they would go crazy!!!

  • Valentina

    Cute

  • EnchantedChicken31

    Do you think it can move the tail on its head?

  • Cookie L

    AAWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That puppy is soooo cute! I want to get a puppy like him. WE LUV U NARWHAL. Your extra tail is awesome!

  • Agent

    Cute ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Amelia

    Cool

  • spider314

    This is awesome!

  • Cara

    That is so unusual but cute I can’t wait to tell my friend Bella. She LOVES dogs so much

  • Hi

    Nice

  • brainbox

    cuuuuuute

  • Tanmayee

    I think that whoever abandoned the dog is not nice , we should think positive like WOW this dog has a tail on his forehead lika a unicorn

  • Maria

    He is soooo cute

  • Paloma

    ❤️

  • Reese101

    SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

  • Hailey

    aww that puppy is so cute

  • Emma

    your puppy is so cute

  • J'Amerie

    that is the cuteist dog ever

  • MArcOS

    LOL

  • Durriyan Ali

    so cute!

  • awwwwwwwww

  • wow

    hi

  • Angie

    save the turtle

  • Aj

    Awesome

  • M.J.D

    SO SO SO SO SO SO SO awesome

  • Issy

    Narwhal is so cute! I can not believe he was all by himself on the cold streets! That is really sad. But it is good that he is being looked after now! : ]

  • Xolile Nkata

    Amazing story and awesome unicorn puppy

  • Ariel

    Wow!!

  • Giana

    That’s an awesome tail

  • magdalene

    I am happy that in this word we have a new animal that has nevar ever bean seen befor.

  • levi

    i like your show it was cute.

  • flyingfox

    cool

  • KARSON

    that was so weird.

  • megan

    so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    cute

  • magnolia1

    deck the halls!

  • lion and tiger lover

    the dog is still cute '

  • car

    wow

  • AvaMayaGill

    that is so cool

  • Sariah morrissey

    Narwhal the puppy is so cute

  • Ellie

    So cute!!!

  • d

    wow!

  • AYANA

    TINY

  • coolarchiehotdogwow

    Your pictures and vids are really cute and the unicorn puppy is adorable

  • liamgoodman

    yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • emily

    awesome!

  • Xylah

    That is very interesting.

  • Olivia

    he so cute

  • giraffe

    happy 4 narwhal

  • wow

  • Camila

    This is sooooooo cool!

  • Poppy

    Cute little puppy

  • Lisa

    Cute puppie

  • Maddie

    Awwww!

  • lucas

    awwwww

  • jono

    hello

  • Even though Narwhal is different to other dogs, she is unique in his own way

  • Sooooooooo cute

  • Olivia

    That’s incredible

  • Suhaila

    That’s obsoletly amazing! And cute!

  • WoopWow!

    I think that's AMAZING!

  • Oliver

    Sooooooooooo cute!

  • Luanna

    This is a really abnormal scenario...

  • coolkatt

    i love him! wish he ws mine. i would call him unicorn

  • Isla

    I never knew that was even possible, when I saw it at first I thought the 'extra' tail was just a cute curl. So funny!!

  • Narwhal is so cute!

  • So cute!

  • Stella

    So Cute!!!!

  • JJTurtle

    COOL!!!

  • nathan

    so cool

  • hailey

    so awesome and cute

  • Clover Bunny

    Adorable!!!!!

  • aaminah

    this website has taught me many interesting facts about animals countries and cute adorable animals, you must go on this and it will help you I promise! :)

  • Bobby

    Cool

  • Zayaan

    Interesting story.i didn’t no that

  • stephine williams

    COOL

  • Esha

    That’s Awesome!

  • Freya

    extraordinary

  • alyssa

    wow cute

  • yyaayaya

    lol yya

  • mollie griffiths

    I never thought this was possible but now my heart has been warmed and you don't always realize how beautiful they really are

  • Bro boy123

    I found this really cool and I wont Narwhal to have the best life

  • this was amazing.itwas the best thing that ive ever read on national geografic

  • nice

  • Sophie

    so cute

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