45 Rare Albino Animals You Won’t Believe Exist


While albinism can occur in all species, whether vertebrate or invertebrate, it remains one of the rarest genetic conditions in the animal kingdom. The scarcity of albino animals makes them incredibly fascinating to study and observe, as most common species don’t carry this gene due to its significant disadvantage in the wild. The genetics that lead to albinism in animals can create some truly unique creatures, and some species may be more prone to this mutation than others.

Albino Alligator

Albino alligators are found in isolated pockets where the waters remain unfrozen during the winter. They’re so unusual that many locals believe them to be sacred spirits.

And when you see the photo of this albino alligator, you won’t believe it exists. It has charm and grace and looks as if it’s been painted on nature’s canvas.

Albino Hummingbird

These rare birds feed on tiny insects and breed in warmer climates. The best chance to spot an albino hummingbird is from the middle of April through the beginning of July.

They tend to gather in groups near shrubs and trees for protection, so if you want to find one, look for several albino birds congregating together. This one was spotted while in mid-flight. We were just amazed at the beautiful creation of nature in its full glory.

Albino Ferret

The ferret is a small mammal with dense brown fur, similar to a weasel. What sets the albino ferret apart from its brethren? This unique creature has white fur that often has splotches of black or pink.

The rareness of this animal makes it highly prized by collectors and pet owners alike. The one in the picture, though, looks determined to face everything that nature offers. An adorable, brave heart indeed.

An Albino Squirrel

The all-white creature appears to be a cross between a rat and a squirrel, but with one key difference: its fur is snow white. Typically, an animal without pigment can live out their lives relatively unnoticed if they find ways of blending into their surroundings.

But not an albino squirrel. The one in the snap is snow-white and contrasts sharply with its surroundings. We fell in love with its beauty instantly.

An Albino Rattlesnake

You might be surprised to learn that an albino rattlesnake is an actual thing. When first hatched from its egg as a baby snake with red eyes and pink scales instead of white scales, an albino rattlesnake can seem nearly indistinguishable from any other type of rattlesnake.

The one in the picture that’s coiled up is in no mood to attack anyone, but you can surely see its majestic scales and dominating presence.

An Albino Gorilla

You’ve probably seen many rare albino animals in your life. But have you ever seen an albino gorilla? It might be shocking to see an albino gorilla among other members of its species.

The one in the snap is Snowflake, who used to reside in the Barcelona Zoo in Spain. He’s considered to be the world’s lone identified white gorilla.

An Albino Turtle

If you’ve ever encountered an albino turtle, you know how rare they are. Only two species of turtles can be considered albino: painted turtles and red-eared sliders. The one in the snap was spotted immediately after it had hatched in 2016 in Australia.

The lack of skin coloration made the onlookers wonder if it was due to the turtle staying in the nest for longer than was expected. Whatever the reason, this sweet little creature is undoubtedly a source of joy forever.

An Albino Kangaroo

In 1994, a group of tourists from Poland got the chance to witness something extraordinary: an albino kangaroo in the wild. Although sightings of white kangaroos are not unusual, this one was rarer because it was an albino, meaning that its fur is completely white.

It looked terrific against Australia’s green grass, trees, and red dirt. It’s always amazing to see something new for the first time!

An Albino Zebra

One of the rarest animals in the world is the white zebra. An albino zebra is rare but looks majestic. The odds of spotting one are low; if you’re lucky and spot one, be sure you have a good camera handy.

The photographer fell in love with it at first sight and was quick to click the snaps. It seemed unfazed by the photographer’s presence and a perfect fit for the surrounding.

An Albino Buffalo

One of the most famous albino animals on the planet is arguably the white buffalo. This animal is so rare that it has become a massive symbol of good luck and wealth. The white albino calf in the snap is called Dakota Miracle and is at the National Buffalo Museum in North Dakota.

Its existence proves the fact that albinism can be transferred to the next generation as its mother, White Cloud, was also an albino buffalo.

An Albino Snail

You’ll instantly fall in love with the one in the snap! It was found in 2011 and it’s an albino snail spotted in New Zealand. This one is white and has a lavender or blue iris.

Although some albino snails are not just white but have patterns on their shells, like a sprinkling of brown dots, this one looks charming in its own right.

An Albino Lobster

Albino lobsters are incredibly rare. In fact, only one in 100 million lobsters in the wild have this condition. The lobster featured in this picture is so unique that she’s being kept as a pet on display at a restaurant.

You’ll never find an albino lobster at your local grocery store because they’re too valuable and unusual to be used for food. The owner of this restaurant knows what to value. We must agree that the albino lobster looks impressive!

An Albino Cat

It’s extremely rare to find an albino fishing cat that looks adept at pouncing on its prey. According to National Geographic, there’s only one available report in the last 40 years in which an albino fishing cat was discovered.

Don’t expect to see these felines soon since their habitat ranges from Thailand through Malaysia. The one in the snap is one of the four captured around 2001 in a time span of 18 months in Bangladesh.

An Albino Blackbird

Albino blackbirds might not be as easy to spot when they’re flying overhead, but the effects of sunlight make them very noticeable in trees. The one in the picture shows the mutation, primarily their feathers.

The plumage is pure white, with no green tinge or yellow hues. This one was found snow-white even during winter when blackbirds usually get their brown shades from lack of sun exposure and cooler temperatures.

The Albino Monkey

With its golden eyes and piercing stare, the albino monkey is one of the most striking animal beauties. It was once believed that light-skinned monkeys only existed in folklore. An albino vervet monkey was first observed in 2005 in Zambia.

But unlike other monkeys, he liked to keep to himself and remained aloof at times. But when it came to running and climbing trees, he was at par with the others. We can’t stop wondering how nature creates the most adorable beings!

An Albino Donkey

The rarest of all white animals is the albino donkey. To be classified as an albino, the donkey must have a very light pink coat and blue eyes. The adorable yet sturdy-looking guy in the snap lives on Asinara—an island near Italy.

What’s remarkable is that almost the entire herd of 140 donkeys are albino. The few gray ones are the ones carrying the albino gene. Albino donkeys are rare as they’re not found in any other region.

An Albino Skunk

Even though this is probably the first thing you’re thinking, these adorable albinos have nothing to do with cleanliness. The one in the picture has a rare genetic condition that makes its hair white and pale in color.

This rare appearance has led some people to call it a ghost skunk or a plain ghost. And while they may seem fragile due to their light hair, they’re tough animals that often don’t want anything to do with humans.

An Albino Raccoon

Meet Nelson, an albino raccoon from Florida. The photos were captured in early January by photographer Marissa Wienand on her way to work. She noticed the raccoon on a pile of debris during her morning commute and stopped to snap some shots.

Nelson is a partial albino because he has black spots around his eyes and a bit on his tail. It’s not entirely white, which is what makes him so unique. Partial albinism occurs when one parent carries a recessive gene for albinism, but not both parents are carriers.

An Albino Raven

Albino ravens have white feathers. These birds are usually gray but may also be black or white. In the absence of pigment, the natural colors of their irises will often shine through and create a variety of striking colors, such as violet, green, or gold, in their eyes.

Albinism allows the one in the snap to gel with the background seamlessly. It has a high-pitched screech, good enough to scare anyone. We’re sure that once you see the white-colored raven, you’ll love its appearance.

The Albino Rats

Albinism is a genetic mutation that results in a lack of melanin production. This lack can cause creatures like rats to be extra sensitive to UV light from the sun or any artificial sources due to the lack of pigment protecting their skin and eyes.

Rats with this defect may find it difficult to see or navigate dark environments or deep waters. The one in the snap looks curious to explore its surroundings and learn a thing or two.

The Albino Deer

Experts believe that the tiny population of these beautiful animals came about as a result of mating between two different species that resulted in offspring with a genetic abnormality – albinism. But how can one find such an adorable creature? The last sighting was reported back in 2000.

The one in the snap looks set to give off its customary bark to scare off animals. But in this case, it only makes us adore it more because of the cute expression on his face.

The White Moose

The white moose is a rare sighting. Some scientists say that their numbers might be growing, but their encounters with the white albino moose are still rare. The one in the snap was observed in 2005 and found roaming the woods in Sweden.

Biologists determined that the only plausible explanation for such an anomaly was if its mother had been stricken with a rare form of albinism that affected her nervous system and left her colorless. They were able to track down two other white moose, one from Norway and one from Scotland, and both were traced back to the same female ancestor who happened to be albino.

The Albino Deer

The albino white deer are very rare to find. It’s one of the reasons why they’re highly sought after by the scientific community to study the effects of albinism on living organisms. The one in the snap was found in New York as a stag and has been studied extensively by conservationists due to its unusual white fur and pink skin.

Interestingly, it seems to have passed the gene to the next generation as it grew older. Now, more albino deer can be seen roaming in the area.

The Albino Dolphin

Albinism typically makes animals turn white, but that’s not the case with dolphins. This friendly-looking dolphin is a marvel of nature as its albinism turned it pink. Researchers found that the pink hue is due to the visible blood vessel of the dolphin. One thing is for sure, the pink-colored albino dolphin looks far more grand and majestic than the typical grey one.

One of the most famous albino dolphins is Pinky in Louisiana. She’s captured people’s attention for over 10 years because of her unique pinkish skin. She’s had a long life in contrast to other albino animals. May she live long and keep on charming people all over the world!

The White Gentoo Penguin

Only 2% of all penguins found are White Gentoos. These birds can be spotted by their white feathers and black feather tufts near the eyes.

In stark contrast to the typical penguin, the one in the picture looks completely camouflaged in the white snow surroundings.

The Albino Koala

Koalas are already somewhat of a rare animal, but albino koalas are the rarest of the rare. One out of every 10,000 koalas born is white or albino with pink eyes. They have the same fur patterns as their counterparts and must be cared for like any other koala.

The one in the snap is unique as it was born in captivity and spent the first six months in the mother’s pouch. It was only later that its albinism was discovered.

The Albino Kookaburra

A kookaburra is one of the most iconic Australian birds, but you might not know that some kookaburras are pure white albinos. Albino kookaburras have feathers without pigments, which leaves them completely white and their eyes pinkish-red. They’re found in parts of Australia, including New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia.

They’re pretty rare – about 10% of the population is believed to be albino. The one in the picture looks adorable, sitting on a branch ready to give its iconic screech that resembles human laughter.

The Albino Giraffe

Meet this all-white giraffe! Albinism usually affects an animal’s skin, hair, or eyes and occurs when an animal doesn’t produce enough melanin.

The one in the snap has a completely white fur coat that helps it absorb more heat than dark fur, so it doesn’t need as much food to stay warm during cold months.

The Albino Porcupine

An albino porcupine is one of the rare albino animals that we can observe. The one in the picture is such a rare creature because it was born with complete albinism, making it snow-white.

The pigmentation in the typical porcupine is made up of dark black and gray patterns on top of lighter skin that aren’t present in this specimen’s all-albino skin. Along with the lack of pigment, their eyes are pink due to a genetic mutation called ocular albinism.

The Snow White Kiwi

Snow white kiwis are not all that rare in the wild, but they’re still strikingly unusual. When a kiwi is born with an albinism gene, it has no pigment, which means its hair and skin lack color. The one in the snap has all the features of an albino kiwi, but it’s not typical. It’s the eyes that make it unique.

Its eyes are black, which presents a sharp contrast to its body color. It hatched in Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Center and has been a significant attraction since 2011. Any plans on the part of the wildlife center to breed more such kiwis remain unknown.

The Albino Python

This albino python was spotted in Boulder, Colorado, but you’ll find it hard to believe it’s a real animal. The serpent looks exquisite, with yellow spots on pale white albino skin. What makes it scary, though, are the red eyes.

Unlike other animals, albino pythons are relatively common. Many people like to have them as their pets. We hope that this python’s owner remains happy with their pet.

The Cute Albino Lion Cub

This rare lion cub is an albino. There are many reports of African lions with this genetic condition, but these sightings are sporadic, and it’s been a long time since there was a new report of one.

In 2014, we’ve not only had reports of an albino lion in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park but also a report of one living in Tanzania! The one in the snap was sighted in 2014, and it seems to have formed a unique bond with a chimp after getting separated from its mother. Nature does work in unique ways!

August, the Albino Dog

An adorable dog named August is one of the stars of a National Geographic show. The 10-month-old albino pup enjoys a healthy, energetic life.

This beautiful creature is a local celebrity and an adorable dog. It seems that being born albino has seriously paid off for this particular pup!

The Albino Bearded Dragon

In the wild, the albino bearded dragon is extremely rare. With such distinctive coloration, it’s rarer than other members of its species.

The one in the picture has been bred in captivity and is healthier than other bearded dragons because it’s kept as a pet. You must agree that it looks like a wise old dragon from folklore!

An Albino Lowland Tapir Calf

These elusive white mammals are well known for their striking, ghostly white coats that turn heads wherever they go. Albinism is an inherited condition caused by a lack of melanin in the body, which reduces pigmentation and has a wide range of effects on an animal’s appearance.

The one in the snap has other body parts, such as the eyes and hair, also affected by albinism. But we can’t take our eyes off the little albino beauty and we can watch its cute expressions for hours on end!

An Albino Goldfinch

The albino goldfinch is a marvel of nature. Interestingly enough, a darker variety of this bird exists in Europe and Asia, known as cinnamon goldfinches. These rare birds nest in Russia during the warmer months and migrate southwards before winter sets in.

The one in the snap grabs our attention instantly as it has yellow feathers, black eyes, and white-gray beaks on its wings. The females are distinguishable by their rusty red eyes. This albino bird, indeed, has a presence that can make heads turn.

The Albino Serval

More than just a pretty face, these magnificent cats are fearless of humans. The most striking feature of the animal is its creamy white fur that glows in direct sunlight.

The one in the snap is distinct because of its long, black-tipped tail that it can use for counterbalance while jumping on high branches. Its ears point to the sky like satellite dishes to help them hear in tall grasses or dense brush. It’s a wonder of nature!

The Albino Pink Pugs

The albino pug is a cross-breed with the added twist of being born without pigment, also called albinism. The one in the snap has a color that ranges from cream to apricot, and it has yellow or pink eyes due to a lack of pigment.

The owner shared that its hair can potentially grow up to eight inches long and is usually curly. Apart from its skin color, it’s like any other pug and loves socializing and playing with other dogs.

The Albino Racoons

Albino raccoons are not all that rare in the wild, but they’re still strikingly unusual. When a raccoon is born with an albinism gene, it has no pigment, which means its hair and skin lack color. The one in the snap has all the features of an albino raccoon, but the eyes make it unique.

Its eyes are pink or red depending on whether they see the light at the red or violet end of the spectrum. In other words, these albino raccoons can get lots of sun without getting sunburned!

The Albino Horse

What do you get when you mix a horse with a zebra? A striped white and black coat. But what if your horse has albinism, which causes a lack of pigment in their skin and hair? That’s an albino horse! And albino horses aren’t that uncommon. They make up about 10% of the horse population.

Most white horses are piebalds, not true albinos (meaning they have some pigmentation). Piebalds have patches of the standard color, while true albinos have completely pink skin. But the one in the snap is a true albino horse in full glory.

The Albino Camel

One of the rare albino animals you’ll find is a camel. Theoretically, only one in 10,000 camels are born albino, but we’ve been able to see only three so far.

It makes the guy in the snap a scarce animal. It’s white with pink eyes. We can’t deny the fact that this albino camel looks distinct with a white colored coat in contrast to the typical brown.

The Albino Capybara

The white-colored capybara is about the size of a small dog; it has brown patches and a small tail. It lives in large groups, with the females and young at the center of their social group and males on the periphery.

The capybara is an herbivore that feeds on leaves, grasses, fruits, and aquatic plants. It can hold its breath underwater for up to five minutes! The albino capybara pet is relatively rare but if you find one, ensure that you have a snap or two of the rare animal.

The Albino Bear

The bear is an example of one of the 45 rare albino animals you won’t believe exists. It’s a scarce species that are hard to spot. The fur on the bear’s body is white, and its eyes are pink or red. It’s easy to confuse the one in the snap with a polar bear.

The fascinating fact is that it’s not a polar bear but an American black bear with its two siblings playing in captivity. It indeed presents a stark contrast in appearance to black and brown bears.

The Albino Stag

Albino animals are both exciting and rare – the first documented albino deer was found in 1825. While this may be an old discovery, there’s still much to learn about these fascinating creatures. The one in the picture looks amazing in its natural setting.

One can only wonder at the wizardry of nature! Whatever experts might say, the albino stag does provide some amazing photography opportunities.

The Albino Hedgehog

One of the rarest animals on earth is an albino hedgehog. Though they’re a rarity, these white creatures have the same habits as regular hedgehogs and must be kept away from light, or they could get sunburned.

Their quills are sometimes black rather than brown, and they have red eyes because they lack melanin. Like other typical hedgehogs, the one in the picture is nocturnal, meaning it sleeps during the day and hunts at night. But it sure looks grand and majestic!

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Raza Chaudary


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