Given the myriad of colors we see in the animal kingdom, seeing a purely white animal can be an unsettling but magical experience. Albino animals, as well as rare all-white species and leucistic creatures, are the same as any other animals, but with a coloration that makes them (sometimes literally) one in a million.


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Albinism is an umbrella term that covers a variety of genetic pigmentation disorders. Most creatures born with albinism are born with white or pink skin and fur, and some (not all) have reddish or violet eyes as well. Albinism is associated with poor eyesight and a higher susceptibility to skin cancers, but animals and people with albinism are otherwise no different from their peers. Leucism is a similar condition that can affect a wider array of pigments than albinism does.

If you have a photo of a beautiful and unique all-white animal, we'd love to see it added to this list!

#1 Turtle

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RJazz909 2 years ago

Its so cool looking!!!

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#3 Peacock

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AnjellyMacWynn 2 years ago

This is amazing! I've only seen an all white peacock at a drive through nature preserve.

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#4 Lion

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#5 Reindeer

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P.BruxFHell 2 years ago

Ooooh, so pretty. Like a japanese forest spirit!!

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#8 Owl

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RJazz909 2 years ago

It's given us teh stink eye...-_-

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#10 Deer Family

Deer Family

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AnjellyMacWynn 2 years ago

Whoa! This is nuts! The way they're all standing in defense mode, WOW!

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#12 Doberman

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JeanneDeaux 2 years ago

He is very beautiful!

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#14 Penguin

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JazrinePickett 2 years ago

This must be an advantage.... He can blend in a lot easier...

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#15 Kangaroo

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RJazz909 2 years ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhh...What a cute 'roo!!! :D

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#16 Rhino

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lemonhead 2 years ago

ironic if it was a "white" rhino

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#17 Tawny Frogmouth

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JoaoGaribotti 2 years ago

Woah, Look at those eyes

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#18 Snake

Snake

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RJazz909 2 years ago

It looks like it's saying: "DONT TAZE ME BRO"!!!

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#19 Raccoon

Raccoon

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lemonhead 2 years ago

albinism is a genetic disease where the DNA code for pigment of the fur/skin got messed up. It is quite amazing.

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#21 Squirrel

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BarbiLucas 2 years ago

This one can't decide whether he's red or grey!

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