Albino disease is a type of skin melanoma which turns animals and even humans in white instead of their normal coloration. Though albino disease is rare, it can common enough to occur either in humans or animals. Due to the lack of the cells that produce melanin giving normal coloration in the scales, hair, skins, nails or eyes, albino animals or humans are always appear white or pink, or some may even have a bleached look. Their eyes are always appeared in light blue or green as the light passes through their iris. Pure albino has pink eyes, scales, skins and nails because the blood vessels at the back of their eyes can be seen within the discoloration surface.

Albino is identified to be inherited genetically from parents to offspring which is commonly caused by the result of a specific combination of genes transmitted through generations. When there are only recessive genes occur, while the genes for normal pigmentation are not identifiable, the albinism is more likely to occur in either animals or humans.

Scientists concluded that in humans, about 1 in every 70 persons is albino individuals, and approximately 1 in every 20,000 humans is albino victims. Meanwhile, 300 species of animals are identified as albino individuals in North America. Turtles, catfish, frogs, snakes, bluebirds, deer, raccoons and salamander have been identified as albino individuals in Missouri. White squirrels are found dominated in Marionville. Some researchers have confirmed that the occurrence of albinism is found dominance in 17 out of 30,000 bird species.

Despite of the lack of pigmentation, albino animals have difficulty while searching for food. They are also facing problem to avoid danger. They could not escape themselves from being captured by their predators as they have bad vision to detect the existence of their enemies. Albinism also affects them to attract mates. Some species of female songbirds are picky about the appearance of their males that they wish to choose for their mating purposes. Because of this reason, these albino animals have a disadvantage in their competitive survival surrounding.

Though these albino animals may appear to be unattractive, dull, rare and odd-looking, they should deserve a respectable status. Because they are rare and lack of color, in my opinion, they are beauty in their sacred nature. Indeed, they stand out to be the most striking animals for their appearance which quickly capture our attention, compassion, benevolence and imagination. Therefore, these animals should be protected by stricken local regulations to avoid them from being threatened and slaughtered.

This is a female albino cobra which was photographed at the National Zoological Gardens in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was said that the cobra has a two-week-year-old when it was photographed in January, 2005. The zoo officials said that this albino cobra laid 20 eggs in April, 2005.

This albino gorilla was found dead at Spain’s Barcelona Zoo in 2003.

This rare and odd-looking albino alligator which was named as White Diamond due to its white appearance was photographed in March, 2008. It was laying lazily in the pool at the Safari-Park in Hodenhagen, Germany.

This photo was taken on the second day when this one-month old albino barking deer (from the right) was on displayed in May, 2007. This albino deer which was named Peth is considered rare and odd in Thailand. While photographing, it was found romping around with an older male deer.

Can you see a rare albino fur seal in this picture? It is the white one from the right. This photo was taken in May, 2007 on the beach at Stromness Bay at the island of Antarctica.

This photo of an albino kangaroo (the one from the right) was taken at San Francisco Zoo in January, 2008. This baby kangaroo was born all white. It was carried by its mother’s pouch for six to seven months. When it was photographed, it has already reached two years old. Its father was found not an albino victim. This is a rare Kangaroo seen here.

This albino hedgehog was named Meckie Way. This four-week-born baby hedgehog was picked up by a local citizen in Germany when it was found roaming around their house while its picture was taken. It was then sent to the Duisburg Zoo in Germany in December, 2001.

This is a great horned owl which was diagnosed to have suffered from an albino disease. According to the World Bird Sanctuary, this albino owl was the only one known to exist in the species of its own. It was sitting on its perch at the sanctuary in St. Louis while the photograph was taken.


This odd-looking albino leopard shark was photographed on October 22, 1999 when it was on display at the Newport Aquarium in Newport. It was the only one known existed shark it its species.

This photo of an albino squirrel was found scavenging for nuts in a back garden in England while the photograph was taken. It was given a nickname as Snowy as its appearance resembles the white snow.

This is the only existed albino koala bear which was called Onya-Birri. While it was found at the San Diego Zoo, it was a ten-month-old baby koala. While photographing, it was hugged by its mother, Banjeeri, with the loving scenery that would definitely melt off your heart.

This albino peacock was photographed in May, 2005 at Botanic Garden in Bogota, Columbia. While photographing, it was opening its plumage. Its feathers do not look as elegant as it should be as it appears to be unattractive snowy white feathers.

This albino camel was found at Skazka Zoo, Yalta, Uktraine. When found, it was walking happily with its mom as though it did not alert of its strange white appearance.

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