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Leucism

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Mitch, giraffe at the Erie Zoo, dies Monday at 14
Other characteristics set him apart, including a condition called Leucism, which caused his color to lighten. For more than a year, Mitch had been experiencing leg and foot problems and had been under treatment from P.J.
Rare white stag spotted in Purbecks
White stags are not albinos but instead suffer leucism, a condition that causes hair and skin to lose its natural colour. They have played a part in Britain's myths and legends for thousands of years.
Cathie's bird feeder welcomes an unexpected visitor. ALD photo by Cathie Gernhardt
This is called leucism, and it's due to a genetic mutation that causes loss of pigmentation. These white peacocks are often mistaken for being albino, but instead of having pink or red eyes, animals with leucism retain their normal eye color.
Rare White Giraffe in Tanzania Named Omo Has Leucism
A rare white African giraffe has been seen and photographed, living in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park, the sixth-largest national park, and her color comes from a condition known as leucism.
Pictures capture the moment two rare white tigers fight it out in the snow
Only one in every 10,000 wild tigers are born with leucism - a lack of pigment in the fur which creates the distinctive white and black coats, and blue eyes.

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