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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  • Nikki

    I love this

  • Lauren

    Narwhal is super cute I would love Narwhal as a pet if he was all the way in nz

  • wow

  • Phoenix

    Cutest puppy ever

  • Jahzara pamabryce

    So cute

  • Iniya

    I like puppies

  • i want to see him irl

  • lollie

    cute and awesome

  • Letiyah

    Wow he is probably a rare pup. He is really cute!!!!

  • leo

    cool

  • Ziya

    I love the new story so much it’s cool

  • Hana

    I think narwhal the puppy is so cute.

  • Miss Lee

    I think Narwhal is a very cute puppy! I hope he has found his forever home.

  • cute

  • Olivia

    The puppy is so CUTE!

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  • wow

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    he is so cute

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    wow that is fasnating

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    I think that the dog was cool.

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  • nice

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    cutie!

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    nice i love it

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    He is soooo cute

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    cute pup, I would love to have him

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    wow! very cool

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  • Nat

    Love it

  • I hope he finds a wonderfull home

  • Banana giraffe

    Narwhal is so cute!

  • Eco Warrior

    How unique! Wish the "unicorn horn" was magic! lol

  • Ruby

    Narwhal the unicorn puppy sound soooooo adorable and very magical National Geographic Kids ,I can't wait until your next magazine, wild life rescuers saving a species of bird in danger sound very fascinating .

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    cool

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    so cool

  • Pranavi

    I really liked Narwhal the unicorn puppy

  • Wow

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  • Luna

    So cute

  • Daisy

    Hi

  • poppy

    cute regardless extra tail

  • poppy

    its a really sad story but he looks cute regardless of his extra tail on his cute cuddly face.

  • Luna

    cute

  • Luna

    sooo cute!

  • Juan

  • Amazing story!

  • it is so coooool!

  • nate

    SO COOL

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    cute dog

  • anstasia

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