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IN Animals ON 24 Feb, 2015
Albinism is a genetic condition commonly known as Achromasia, Achromia or Achromatosis. It is the shortage of Melanin and by the slight or entire absence of skin pigment and pigment in the eyes and hair.
Albinism can be found almost in all animal species (including humans of all races), including Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish and Mammals.
A specimen of an albino leopard is on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, in the UK. Numerous large cat species may appear as white panthers, for example jaguars and cougars. The animals may be full albinos, or merely Leucistic animals. Leucistic animals are missing various types of pigment-not only melanin, but the eyes are usually not affected, unlike albinos.
A young albino crow in Malacca, Malaysia.
It appears that in the zebra, albinism displays as a range of severity that preserves much of the animal's natural black & white striped pattern.
As the only albino gorilla to be raised in captivity, Snowflake delighted visitors for nearly 40 years before dying of skin cancer in late 2003. Over the course of his adult life, Snowflake fathered 22 offspring though none of them shared his albinism.
A rare albino kangaroo has been spotted roaming bushland outside Australia's capital, surprising wildlife experts who say such creatures are easy prey and usually die young.
The white albino buffalo named Dakota Mira!
Migaloo the albino whale has become somewhat of a celebrity on the east coast of New South Wales, with whale-watchers and tourists alike trying to catch a glimpse of the unique animal as he migrates north.
The Albino Giraffe has been apparently seen but numerous professionals in the animal industry say it is just a giraffe with lighter markings! You decide!
The two kinds of white alligators are Albino and Leucistic. These alligators are practically impossible to find in the wild. They could survive only in captivity and are few in number.
Wild albino elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa
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