In what animal experts say is an extremely rare event, a puppy has been born in Italy with green fur.
The dog, appropriately named Pistachio, was among a litter of seven born this week in Sardinia — but the only one with a green pigment, says owner Cristian Mallocci.
A green puppy has been born in Italy. His name is Pistachio. 💚
While rare, puppies can be born green because of a substance called biliverdin in their mother's womb. The green will eventually fade. pic.twitter.com/CPm8U7aPcB
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 22, 2020
Animal experts say the rare occurrence happens when a light-colored puppy comes in contact with a green pigment called Biliverdin in the womb. Earlier this year, a lime green German Shepherd was born in North Carolina. In most cases, the unusual color fades as the dog gets older, experts say.
Why hasn’t dying dogs’ fur ever become a trend? What’s the most unusual pet you’ve owned?
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