All vertebrates, including humans, can inheret albinism if both parents are carrying the gene for it. Albino animals lack any pigment in their skin, fur, scales or feathers, even in their eyes. Albino animals often suffer from eye problems as well as increased risk of skin cancers. Cases of wild albino animals making it to adulthood are rare as they usually cannot conceal themselves from their prey or their predators. Aug 14
Habitat: South America, Trinidad, and Central America Status: Least Concern
A fifteen year old amateur photographer named Marlin Shank recently captured some images of an exceedingly rare creature: an albino hummingbird.
In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops. But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing.
Details setting out the manner of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre have been published in the US, with papers showing perpetrator Adam Lanza killed all 26 of his victims inside just five minutes. Police documents also appear to show the 20-year-old had smashed up a computer hard drive at his home before shooting his mother Nancy in the forehead and driving to the school with a large arsenal of weapons in his car . The papers were made public after the expiry of a 90-day confidentiality order, allowing the full details of Lanza’s killing of 20 children and six teachers to be published.
Photo by Yvonne Ayoub Within the plumage of a peacock lies a complex architecture that's continuously changing color. Or so it seems.
Birdwatchers are rushing to Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire to hopefully catch a glimpse of a rare albino jackdaw. Author Andrew Collins was the first to photograph the bird which locals have named Jackie. Other fabulous albino animals include: According to Wikipedia there is no reported case of a true “albino” horse even though white horses have been referred to as albino in literature and some registries.