10 Incredible Animals That Have Albinism

Albinism, believe it or not, is actually a mutation. The genetic defect doesn’t affect too many members of each species, but those who do suffer from the defect have a decrease in a melanin production where only white pigments have been created and developed in the body. Scientists are calling these “animal mutants,” and perhaps rightly so. Seeing a completely white giraffe is a tad shocking at first, but also slightly adorable. Almost every species can be affected. Here are ten incredible animals that have mutated.


People were unsure whether or not there is a living albino giraffe roaming the wilderness of the world, but Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has a stuffed on one display.


Back in 2012, scientists did some research at the Bhitarkanika National Park in India and discovered multiple albino crocodiles swimming in the muddy water.