Scientists at the National Taiwan University’s Department of Animal Science and Technology have bred three pigs that glow green in the dark, by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo.
According to a report by the BBC, the scientists claim that while other researchers have bred pigs that are partially florescent, these are the first pigs that entirely glow green.
In daylight, researchers report that the pigs’ eyes, teeth and trotters look green, while their skin has a greenish tinge. At night, if you shine a blue light on them they glow bright green.
Apart from this, researchers say the pigs are totally normal.
It is hoped that the pigs will aid the study of human disease and boost Taiwan’s stem cell research. It seems unlikely that some day in the future we’ll be eating glowing green pork chops for dinner.