Impala antelope in a variety of colors. They are beautiful, but that’s not why they’re valued. Purposeful breeding of African animals in various color mutations is fueling South Africa’s $1 billion ultra-high-end big-game hunting industry.
Did you know that the beautiful Scottish Fold felines have their distinctive folded ears due to natural dominant mutation in the Fd gene? Or that Manx cats, a breed originating from the Isle of Man, have a small stub instead of a tail due to a naturally occurring mutation?