Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Albino Animals

I've gotten the following photos in email, so I don't know who to credit for these, but aren't they fascinating?

According to Wikipedia: Many animals with albinism, however, lose their protective camouflage and are unable to conceal themselves from their predators or prey. The survivability rate of animals with albinism in the wild is usually quite low.
As albinism is a recessive gene, the chance of offspring with albinism resulting from the pairing of a creature with albinism with a creature without albinism is very low.

I'm also interested in albinism as we have a mostly white robin (he's rather mottled in appearance), living around here. I'd love to get a photo of him sometime to share.


  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger Lynn / vigilant20 said…

    Wow, the albino peacock is simply amazing!

  • At 4:44 PM, Blogger PEA said…

    It sure makes an animal look different when they don't have the colours we're used to them having...quite fascinating!!

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Zoey said…

    You find the most interesting information.
    The peacock is beautiful.

  • At 12:58 AM, Blogger AnneS said…

    Ooh, that peacock is stunning! :D

  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger lena-lou said…

    I have never seen an albino peacock before it is very striking and beautiful..thanks for sharing him/her


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