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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.

Giraffe

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.

Crocodiles

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