21 Unusual And Totally Amazing Albino Animals

Stunning Albino Bengal Tiger
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When there is a complete absence of melanin you get albino animals check our gallery of these 21 unusual and totally amazing images!

Rare Albino Alligator
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Cute Albino Hedgehog
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Albino Juvenile Raven
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Captive Bred Albino Zebra
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Albino Not So Red Squirrel
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Albino Wallaby Escaped From Whipsnade Zoo Population In England
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Tiny Albino Hummingbird
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Friendly Albino Gorilla
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Spectacular Albino Whale
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Albino Deer In The Wild
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Albino Lion And Her Sister
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Albino Turtle Underwater
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Albino Spiny Backed Anteater From Australia
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Albino Magpie From England
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Albino Kiwi From New Zealand
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Albino Wolverine From North America
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Albino Moose Blends In With The Snow
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Gorgeous Albino Peacock
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Captive Albino Raccoon
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Albino Penguin At The Zoo
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Some of the animals on our list are albinos, others simply members of rare white species. Which ever the case, we all seam very fascinated by such animals.

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About Albino Animals

Albinism, also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates, including humans. While an organism with complete absence of melanin is called an albino an organism with only a diminished amount of melanin is described as albinoid.

Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus and astigmatism. Lack of skin pigmentation makes for more susceptibility to sunburn and skin cancers. In rare cases such as Chédiak–Higashi syndrome, albinism may be associated with deficiencies in the transportation of melanin granules. This also affects essential granules present in immune cells leading to increased susceptibility to infection.

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