10 Fascinating Albino Animals

12/12/2008
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Albino Alligators

From over 2 million alligators in the United States, only about 40 are albino. This 14 year-old albino alligator (Alligator mississppiensis), named 'White Diamond', was born in Louisiana in the U.S. grew up at the St. Augustin-Alligator Farm in Florida, and is now part of a travelling reptile show called 'Land der Reptilien'.
Albino Alligator



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Albino Frogs

Albino Frog
Albino frogs are actually fairly common. These 19 identical male albino frogs were prepared by nuclear transplantation into unfertilized eggs of the dark green female frog, as part of an experiment on animal cloning.


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Albino Penguin

Albino Penguin
This one-in-a-million albino African penguin chick was hatched at Bristol Zoo on 2002. The chick, named Snowdrop, was born alongside its black-and-white sibling and keepers suspected it was a first among zoos.


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Albino Monkeys

Albino Monkeys
This albino Pygmy Marmoset monkeys were born at the Froso Zoo in Ostersund, on 2006. Both died just hours after they became the first albinos of their breed to be born in captivity. The Pygmy Marmoset monkeys are the world's smallest, growing up to just 35cm and weighting barely 100 grams.


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Albino Whales

Albino Whale
'Moby', the all white whale, was first observed by Paul Hodda from the Australian Whale Conservation Society in the early 1990's. Since then he has been spotted at least 30 times. Moby is believed to be male, is probably an albino and is the first white whale for many decades not destined to meet the likes of Captain Ahab.


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Albino Squirrels

Albino Squirrel
Only 10 in every one million squirrels are born with albinism, and have a very short life expectancy because they are easily seen by both predators and prey due to their obvious lack of camouflage.


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Albino Deers

Albino Deer
At the foothills of the Erzgebirge Mountains in eastern Germany, this snow-white deer with pink eyes and skin was found by hunters. An albino deer is one in 100,000 according to by zoologists.


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Albino Kangaroos

Albino Kangaroo
Albino Kangaroos are extremely rare, and found almost exclusively on Australian Zoos. Everyday the Kangaroo's care giver puts sunscreen on them, so they won't get sunburn.


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Albino Pelicans

Albino Pelican
This albino pelican was found at Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil.


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Albino Pythons

Albino Python
This Albino Type II Tiger Pythons sell for $15,000 each. An extremely rare breed, these pythons showcase a co-dominant tiger pattern.


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