First Albino Panda Spotted in China + 10 More Rare Albino Animals and Where to Find Them

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Albinism is a congenital absence of melanin pigment, which gives color to the skin, hair, or in the case of animals, fur, and the iris of the eye.

Today, Nexter.org gives you a chance to see these rare animals.

Giant panda

A fully albino giant panda has been filmed roaming bamboo forests in China – the first ever recorded in the wild, an expert says.

The footage was taken on an infrared camera in April in Wolong National Reserve, about 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) above sea level in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, reserve management authorities said Saturday.

Li Sheng, a researcher with Beijing’s Peking University, told CNN that no fully albino giant panda had ever been recorded in the wild before.

Gorilla

Source: Flickr

Snowflake is the only albino gorilla found in history! He was kept at Barcelona Zoo in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 1966 until his death.

Zebra

Source: owlcation

Albino zebras are sometimes called golden zebras. This is Zoe – one of the rarest zebras in existence, she was born on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii in 1998 and then moved to the Three Ring Ranch – an animal sanctuary on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Kangaroo

The only place in the world where you can see an albino kangaroo is Gorge Wildlife Park, Australia.

Tiger

Source: Getty

You can see this beautiful albino tiger in Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia.

Moose

Some people call them “Spirit Moose”. You can see some of them in Sweden, Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park, and Foleyet.

Crow

Source: Flickr

You can see one at Monika’s Wildlife Shelter or even somewhere on the streets of your own town if you’re lucky.

Giraffe

Source: Reddit/cyan1618

Some of these albino giraffes were spotted in Kenya conservation area.

Squirrel

Source: Untamed Science

Olney, Illinois is a small town known for its large population of albino white squirrels. But there is a chance to see them even in your own city park.

Alligator

Source: UpOut

This is Claude, he is an albino alligator who lives at the California Academy of Sciences.

Turtle

Source: Pinterest

You can spot on of these rare little guys on the beaches of Australia.

Have you ever seen an albino animal?


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