We talk a lot about the rarity of red hair in humans, with less than 2% of the population having natural red hair. But humans aren’t the only ones who rock the red. The animal kingdom is diverse with hair color too and there are some gorgeous shades of red. You will find red skin or red markings on snakes, frogs, fish, and insects, and ginger animals with fur or feathers.
Like humans, the redhead gene is recessive in most animals, meaning both parents must carry it for the child to be born with red fur. Some types of animals like cats and dogs can have a variety of fur colors just like humans. Other animals like Orangutans are all the same color.
A few of the most common “redhead” animals are:
Rock it like a Redhead!