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All vertebrates, including humans, can inherit albinism if both parents carry the gene for it. ALBINO ANIMALS lack any pigment in their skin, fur, scales or feathers, even in their eyes. Animals that are only partially albino are leucistic.

Wild albino and leucistic animals rarely make it to adulthood as they cannot conceal themselves from their prey or their predators. Rare albino wallabies thriving on Tasmania's Bruny Island. Rare albino wallabies are thriving on Bruny Island, south of HobartExperts say this is due to a lack of predators on the Tasmanian island They are sun sensitive, prone to cancer and often have eye problemsBut their population has increased to around 200 on the small island By Jenny Awford For Daily Mail Australia Published: 15:01 GMT, 24 March 2016 | Updated: 15:06 GMT, 24 March 2016.

Rare albino wallabies thriving on Tasmania's Bruny Island

Incredibly Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania. Meet Omo, the extremely rare white giraffe named after a popular detergent brand.

Incredibly Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania

These photographs were taken by Dr. Derek Lee, an ecologist and founder of the Wild Nature Institute (WNI). He initially saw the rare giraffe calf last year in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, and was lucky enough to cross paths with her again this month. On the WNI blog, he reported that the giraffe appeared to be doing well. Dr. “Leucism is when some or all pigment cells (that make color) fail to develop during differentiation, so part or all of the body surface lacks cells capable of making pigment,” he said. Omo, the leucistic giraffe, roaming around Tarangire National Park. Colorless Great White Shark Washes Up In Australia. If this animal was a Pokémon card, it would be a shiny one.

Colorless Great White Shark Washes Up In Australia

This all-white shark pup – believed to be a great white shark – was found in Port Hacking in New South Wales, Australia, by Luke Anslow, who uploaded the images to his Facebook page. You might be mistaken for thinking this shark has albinism, however it actually has a condition called leucism. Both conditions result in reduced pigmentation, however leucism is caused by a lack of many different pigments, while albinism is the absence of just one pigment called melanin.

The usual give away is the eyes, which are red or purple with albinism but retain their more conventional color with leucism. Local fishery departments will investigate how this pale rarity died, as the shark reportedly had no clear signs of injury or cause of death. Rare albino kangaroo sighted in Australia. Teen photographs albino hummingbird. A fifteen year old amateur photographer named Marlin Shank recently captured some images of an exceedingly rare creature: an albino hummingbird.

Teen photographs albino hummingbird

Photography is a great way for people of all ages to connect with nature. Marlin Shank's photos of the albino hummingbird have been making the rounds on various online birding groups and Marlin's dad Kevin wrote a great nature photography lesson for Nature Friend magazine, which published the photos. Albino Humpback Whale. Albinoid Peacocks Are Simply Stunning.

Photo by Yvonne Ayoub Within the plumage of a peacock lies a complex architecture that's continuously changing color.

Albinoid Peacocks Are Simply Stunning

Or so it seems. Though the colors of a peacock are revered, it is just as stunning--if not more so--without them. Often referred to as an albino peacock, it is nothing of the sort. It's technically a white peacock which is a genetic variant of the Indian Blue Peafowl. Photo by nikki.loraine (view larger photo) The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and structure. Albino seal pup rejected by his family. A rare albino seal pup has been left in need of rescue after being rejected by his family.

Albino seal pup rejected by his family

With his bright pink flippers, light brown fur and pale blue eyes, this seal pup stands out from the crowd. And that’s exactly his problem – just like the Ugly Duckling, nobody wants to play with him. The rare albino seal has been rejected by his family and left to fend for himself… all alone. Major Morphs: Paradox Hypo Super Mojave. Via: via: via:

Major Morphs: Paradox Hypo Super Mojave

Sacred albino moose killed by hunters. A rare albino moose, considered a sacred "spirit animal" by Nova Scotia's indigenous Mi’kmaq people, was killed last week by visiting hunters unaware of its spiritual significance.

Sacred albino moose killed by hunters

After the hunters posted photos of the kill on Facebook, outrage quickly spread both online and within the local Mi'kmaq community. Hnatiuks Hunting Fishing Ltd. /via The CBC reports that the aboriginal communities have known about the moose for years, but do not kill it because it is considered sacred: "We know the significance and we've been teaching that to the non-native population for almost 500 years — about the importance that this and other white animals played in our lives," he said.

As is typical of trophy hunters, the men were quick to share photos of themselves posing with the dead animal, but as, Agence France-Presse highlights as word spread that the rare moose had been killed, outrage spread online: "I cannot believe anyone could kill such a beautiful creature. Cyclops Shark & Other Cryptic Creatures. 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.

Cyclops Shark & Other Cryptic Creatures

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. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely, however, that the malformed creature would have survived outside the womb. "This is extremely rare," shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar told the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing blog in July. Albino and Albinoid Animals.

Birdwatchers are rushing to Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire to hopefully catch a glimpse of a rare albino jackdaw.

Albino and Albinoid Animals

Author Andrew Collins was the first to photograph the bird which locals have named Jackie.