It interferes with the cells that give hair, skin, eyes, scales, and feathers their color (or pigmentation).
Any mammal on this earth can have albinism & Surprisingly, it can even happen in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians!
But of course, as with any animal, it doesn't make them any less cute or beautiful and in this case, it can actually make some creatures with albinism look fairy-tale like and almost ethereal!
Check out these 20 gorgeous animals who are totally rocking their whites!
I can honestly say that I never thought I'd see an Albino Vulture! Look at him, isn't he beautiful!? He looks like a huge, fierce Chicken! Okay, maybe not...but this rare, beautiful guy flew into the backyard of a Campbell Hall, NY family & instead of being scared or startled in any way, the children quickly decided to name him Fred! Good call, kids! He definitely looks like a Fred!
Wow, is it just me or does this look like some kind of creature that a Fairy God Mother would turn into in a Disney Movie!? Or the pet of a princess!? Either way, it's absolutely stunning! Not sure what his potential mates would make of it though!
Well, if he ain't something straight from the Bible, then I don't know what is! & Although I'll probably be seeing him in my nightmares, I've got to admit that he's still frickin' stunning!
I don't know why, but I never would have thought that a Kangaroo could get albinism! Probably because they live in the sun! I bet this poor guy suffers quite a bit with living in such a hot country! Although he looks quite old, so he may be living in captivity, which is probably for the best in this case, as apparently, albino kangaroos make very easy prey in the outback!
Well, we've seen what creature a Fairy God Mother would turn into, now it's time to see what a beautiful, innocent princess would turn into! Snow White, anyone!?
Aw, what a sweetheart! I mustn't think of Bambi right now or else I'll be in floods of tears!
& You may have noticed that while there is some color present in her hair, you can tell that she is still affected by the mutation because of her beautiful white nose and eyelids.
I can't deal with how cute some of these animals are!
As you can see here with this little guy and his red wings, some animals have alternate sources of menalnin, so they do still carry a bit of color, which makes for this stunning effect!
Oh dear lord! Imagine being pure white and living in a swamp!? I bet his mother is out of her mind every time he comes home! It would be impossible to keep himself clean! Oh well, at least he could camouflage himself in the mud, though!
Well, this little guy would certainly stand out in the forest, wouldn't he!? But it doesn't look like it's stopping him from finding and enjoying his dinner! Look at that perfect. pure, white floofy tail! It looks like cotton wool!
This picture is adorable, he may be different, but his Mommy still loves him! Hang in there, little guy!
I don't know about you, but I am suddenly getting the urge to go and ask this guy for wise, spiritual advice! I'm not actually sure what kind of Monkey he is, but he definitely has some profound wisdom to share by the looks of him!
Although this beautiful, elegant giraffe still has some spots, other albinos of this species can be completely white!
It breaks my heart to see these poor Camels in what looks to be an amusement park, especially since albino camels can live out a normal lifespan of 40 years! That's a long time to be spent trapped in captivity for other people's amusement.
Wow, again, I never thought you could get Albino Lobsters! Some of these animals are really surprising! But the proof is in the picture! However, they are apparently very rare indeed! So much so, they usually make the news every time one is discovered!
Elephants are already beautiful, majestic creatures, so when you add the albinism to that, it only makes them more stunning! In fact, albino elephants were once considered a sign of great luck, and were coveted by royalty all around Asia!
This guy looks like something from a horror movie, doesn't he!? Or some kind of limited edition Beanie Baby, depending on where you want to go with it! & His eyes appear so red because we can see straight through his iris to the blood vessels!
This amazing looking zebra still has his stripes!
Albino zebras are sometimes referred to as golden zebras and can have varying amounts of bronze in their hair, making for this wonderful coloring and pattern!
This big guy is called 'Migaloo' and he was first sighted in 1991. Since then he has become some what of a celebrity in Australia! & Rightly so, I say! Long live, Migaloo!