Albino animals are a stunning oddity of nature

Albino animals are a stunning oddity of nature

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Albino animals are a stunning oddity of nature

Albino animals are an odd freak of nature, appearing ghost-like in their all-white form contrary to the color of most of their fellow species. Yet, they can be quite beautiful in their plainness.

Some 300 species of animals in North America have these rare albino individuals that appear white because of a congenital absence of any pigmentation or coloration, resulting in white hair and pink or blue eyes in mammals.

In some cases, unusually white creatures are actually leucistic animals—those that feature a partial loss of pigmentation that doesn’t affect the eye color.

Whatever the case, they are distinct standouts in nature, like this lion from South Africa. The stoic king of the jungle above is majestic (and leucistic) in its white coat.

Photo: Pexels

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