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.

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 in animals is associated with poor eyesight and a higher susceptibility to skin cancers, but such cute animals and people are otherwise no different from their peers. Leucism is a similar condition that can affect a wider array of pigments than albinism does.

Though the white fur might seem super cool, it actually makes the animal pop out of their environments more, thus more visible to predators. And if these unusual animals might fit well in ever-wintery landscapes, it is so much harder for the ones living in the jungle.

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

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Turtle

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RJazz909 4 years ago

Its so cool looking!!!

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Zebra

Zebra

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JazrinePickett 4 years ago

It's black and blue...

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Peacock

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AnjellyMacWynn 4 years ago

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

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Lion

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DebbieWhited 4 years ago

He is gorgeous!

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Reindeer

Reindeer

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P.BruxFHell 4 years ago

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

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Lioness

Lioness

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JazrinePickett 4 years ago

I LOVE THEIR EYES!!!!

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Alligator

Alligator

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Owl

Owl

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RJazz909 4 years ago

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

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Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

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TabethaKelley 4 years ago

I love the wonders of nature!

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Deer Family

Deer Family

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AnjellyMacWynn 4 years ago

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

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Hedgehog

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Mow 4 years ago

awe so cute

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Doberman

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JeanneDeaux 4 years ago

He is very beautiful!

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Gorilla

Gorilla

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MaloreeMullins 4 years ago

He looks so human.

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Penguin

Penguin

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JazrinePickett 4 years ago

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

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Kangaroo

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RJazz909 4 years ago

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

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Rhino

Rhino

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lemonhead 4 years ago

ironic if it was a "white" rhino

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Tawny Frogmouth

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JoaoGaribotti 4 years ago

Woah, Look at those eyes

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Snake

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RJazz909 4 years ago

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

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Raccoon

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lemonhead 4 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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Hummingbird

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DebbieWhited 4 years ago

That is amazing!

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Squirrel

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BarbiLucas 4 years ago

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

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Tiger

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Rita Cruz 2 years ago

absolutely gorgeous

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Stag

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susanLi 4 years ago

HARRY'S POTRONUS

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Crow

Crow

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TawfikMahgoob 4 years ago

that makes no sense :D amazing though.

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Moose

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Larkin Elliott (student) 1 year ago

So fluffy!

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Nutria

Nutria

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Ashley Odom 2 years ago

A water mouse!

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Albino Dolphin

Albino Dolphin

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MaloreeMullins 4 years ago

A PINK DOLPHIN! CAN'T EVEN!

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Koala

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Raccoon

Raccoon

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Ashley Odom 2 years ago

A cat mouse!

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Softshell Turtle

Softshell Turtle

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YasminMariess 4 years ago

That's a face only a mother could love...

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Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

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Massetgirl72 3 years ago

The first is an example of leucism, the second is an example of albinism. Both are beautiful.

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Albino Tapir

Albino Tapir

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Ashley Odom 2 years ago

An elephant pig!

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Albino Baby Elephant

Albino Baby Elephant

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Ashley Odom 2 years ago

A normal elephant!

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Albino Risso's Dolphin Calf In Monterey Bay, California. Taken By Melissa Galieti 1/25/15

Albino Risso's Dolphin Calf In Monterey Bay, California. Taken By Melissa Galieti 1/25/15

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Zara Warren 3 weeks ago

my god this si boddy ful

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Ghost Squirrel

Ghost Squirrel

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Larkin Elliott (student) 1 year ago

Fluffy butt!

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Albino Cockatiel

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4 years ago

a 3 months old smiley albino cockatiel :)

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Albino Peacock

Albino Peacock

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AmandaWray 4 years ago

Love him is he available for weddings

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Albino Rat

Albino Rat

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Sarah Craig 3 years ago

Cutie :*

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Albino Green Iguana

Albino Green Iguana

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ShelbyMadrid 4 years ago

Lol he's green...I wouldn't count it albino, but hey genetics

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Albino Bat

Albino Bat

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DariaB 3 years ago

The one from Anastasia.

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Dark And Albino Crows

Dark And Albino Crows

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Larkin Elliott (student) 1 year ago

Already posted.

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Albino Cockatiels

Albino Cockatiels

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H Dulin 11 months ago

Eeeeeeeeee*

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Albino Orca

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My Kitty Boy, Not Technically Albino, But Still Beautiful!

My Kitty Boy, Not Technically Albino, But Still Beautiful!

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MartitaSa-Ju 4 years ago

haha kitty love what can we do! :)

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Fedrodog

Fedrodog

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Larkin Elliott (student) 1 year ago

I are serious dog.

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My Beautiful Husband

My Beautiful Husband

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EvaTóthová 4 years ago

do you consider your husband to be an animal?

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