Nature can be both weird and beautiful at the same time, and nothing exemplifies this like the leucistic creatures of the world. Leucism is a genetic disorder that is incredibly similar to albinism, where an animal is born with a lack of certain pigments. Creatures with leucism often look like half albino animals, but there are some big differences. Unlike albino animals, leucistic creatures often keep some of their coloration.
Thus, animals that are half albino are actually not albino at all! Leucistic animals still retain some of their pigments, which results in beautiful piebald patterns. Even though they aren’t technically albino, the colloquial name “half albino” rolls off the tongue a bit smoother than “leucistic.” Pictures of albino animals may be common on the Internet, but who knows how many of them are actually leucistic? Check out these truly unique creatures.
This Peacock Is A Real Show-Stopper
Adorable Fawn Checking Out His Booty
Little Fox With Cutest Genetic Disorder Ever
This Alligator Looks Like She Drew On Her Eyebrows
Would A Purely Albino Zebra Just Be A Horse?
This Cardinal Could Almost Pass As A Flamingo. Almost…
This Little Amazonian Turtle Just Isn’t Sure What He’ll Grow Up To Be
White Hummingbird With Black Wings, Adorable And Awesome
Penguin Trying Real Hard Not To Go Full Albino
Big Moose Has Some Extra Camouflage
Eerie Or Elegant?
Winter Is Coming, And This Squirrel Has Seen It
What Are You Looking At, Buddy?
Who Needs Body Pigment When Your Tail Is This Fabulous?
This Saffron Finch Is Going Grey
A Leucistic Turkey Vulture Is Nothing To Mess With
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