Chances are you’ve probably never seen an albino animal in person. These creatures may look incredibly strange, but I think they’re fascinatingly beautiful.
These albino alligators lack something that’s called melanin, or pigment in their skin. Without this, their eyes possess milky coloring and cloudy eyes which look pink. This is one of only 12 known white alligators in the world .
Albino Humpback Whale
Migaloo is the only known humpback whale and is well-known in Australia. She was first discovered in 1991. You can try and grab a glimpse of Migaloo during the east coast migration season.
Usually Red-necked Wallabies are grey/brown in color. However, you will get an occasional white or albino one. This is Joey and he resides at the United Kingdom’s Linton Zoo.
While not technically albino…. White lions are actually rare and there is less than 300 known white lions in existence today. These lions can be found in the Greater Timbavati region in South Africa.
A “piebald” peacock is known to be caused by a genetic disorder that is similar to albinism and occurs in patches.
Albino Baby Turtle
These adorable and creamy white turtles or, Albino Slider, are considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Raccoons are known for their distinctive black masks, however only one in a half-million raccoons are born lacking the pigments needed to achieve the signature raccoon appearance.
Rudolph officially has competition with this all-white reindeer.
This beautiful albino Raven named Pearl is only one of four known albino Ravens in the entire world
Albino Gorilla (Snowflake)
In the mid 1960’s ‘Snowflake’, an albino western lowland gorilla, arrived at the Barcelona Zoo where he became one of the top attractions. Snowflake lived out his years at zoo until his death from skin cancer in 2003…. He may have been the only white gorilla in the world.
Albino Eastern Screech Owl
The Eastern Screech Owls are common in eastern North America… from Mexico to Canada and known for their camouflage ability. This little fellow above is extremely rare, and since albino animals generally don’t live long in the wild they keep him in a closed environment with other rescued owls.
Bonus: Two Albinos Snakes