Mutants of the World

As modern methods of genetic manipulation become more commonplace, we endeavor to chronicle the most interesting, helpful, or artful examples of the craft of genetic manipulation.


This yak has a strong swim, a small crevice for a rider, and secrete a waterproof additive in their sweat to protect their fur. The animal, unlike traditional kayaks, can portage itself across uneven mountain passes and muddy riverbanks. This makes these mutants the ultimate pack animal for outdoor adventure. (Technically the KaYak is a modified Tibetan Dzo, which means it also has domestic cow DNA.)

tags: yak, kayak, transportation, river, dzo

Deep Water Croc

Deer, pigs, horses, and cows are introduced species on a number of islands. Often there are no natural predators to control these populations. The Deep Water Croc is a salt-water amphibious carnivore which can hide from prey more effectively than ordinary crocs. It can hold hours of air in its flexible nose, and has eyes which can watch the surface while remaining hidden. It turns out many mammals have learned to spot the outline of crocodiles in nearby water, but cannot identify the diffuse outline of this clever submarine meat-eater.

tags: crocodile, trap, monster


This modified amphibian is capable of launching itself shocking distances, biting deep, and holding on to potential prey indefinitely. The mutant also has the loudest warning call of any known animal. They make great, easy to keep, guard animals for any size home.

tags: werewolf, frog, mythological, moon

Rolling Mammoth

Pachyderms make great pack animals, but they are often incompatible with road surfaces, and travel at low speeds. The rolling mammoth mixes the versatility of elephants with the convenience of high-speed vehicle travel.

tags: mammoth, cute, transportation, paleo

Pack Rabbit

The US Army tried, and failed, to get camels to acclimatize to American deserts. This mutant is already happy in our deserts, and now it can also carry heavy loads at shocking cross-desert speeds.

tags: jack rabbit, transportation, desert, pack animal


Finally African Cantalope is available is this country! This delicacy can easily be opened with the convenient handles located at the top of each melon. NooZuandGnuHue Research Labs created this appetizing mutant.

tags: cantaloupe, antelope, planimal, melon, food

Mute Ant

This mutant is a mute ant. Why? Because experts agree that ant society is complex. Developing ants incapable of communicating dissatisfaction and inspiring an ant revolt is critical. Otherwise ants could take over laboratories and begin a reign of insect terror over humans. Right?

tags: ant, pun, missing mouth


This mutant was recently developed to celebrate the World Cup. Powerful muscles in the flower generate a distinctive loud noise for many minutes at a time. This mutant was originally intended to be part of a security system, but it made noise far too often to be an effective home alarm.

tags: vuvuzela, azalea, musical, useful

Jelly Glasses

Jelly glasses are grown by the Gambia Collective to offer a cheap solution to eyewear everywhere in the world. These Siphonophores have been altered to live in fresh water. They can vary the fluid pressure in the main bells when any of the smaller bells are pressed. This creates a single organism which can be dynamically adjusted to correct any wearer's vision issues without special equipment. The jellies are self-cleaning if given warm water and a little fish food to eat overnight.

tags: jellyfish, optical, useful, ocean

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Using genetically modified animals as a source for important minerals is nothing new, but this snake actually manages advanced chemical vapor deposition on special scales. It can generate pure diamonds for industrial use.

tags: rattlesnake, diamonds, desert, useful