These amazing pictures of albino animals are not the pigment of your imagination

These amazing pictures of albino animals are not the pigment of your imagination

The animal kingdom is usually colorful, but sometimes less is more if you want to stand out from the crowd.

All-white creatures – many of which are albino – are often considered lucky in some cultures. Sadly for the animals themselves, the opposite is true.

The genetic mutation means they don’t make melanin, resulting in no or little color skin and hair and making them an obvious target for predators.

The albino animals here make for a fascinating sight from lemurs to peacocks. The strangest one is the elephant, whose color is white clay that dried after bathing in a waterhole.

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The feat of clay: Gazelles keep their distance from this elephant in Namibia whose color is down to dried white clay because of having a bath at a watering hole
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White mischief: This baby nearly all-white ring-tailed lemur looks like a handful for mum – albino animals are often considered lucky in some cultures
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Pure delight: A squirrel in Cheshire would be easy to find for a predator searching from the skies
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Bleach boy: – Alf, a four-month-old albino wallaby, is seen here at Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire
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Omo the white giraffe stands out grazing in the African bush in the Tarangire National Park, in Tanzania
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Snappy looker: A white baby American alligator isn’t hard to miss here for animal-lovers

 

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The incredibly rare white kingfisher bird perched on a leaf at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda
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