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5 Unexpected Albino Animal Facts [VIDEO]

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Unusual truths about albino animals.

Albino animals are uncommon and there are so many things that people don’t know about them. This video by Animalist explains five little known facts.

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Some of the facts, like that leucism is often confused for albinism, are really interesting. Leucism is when the animal loses all pigment, but the organism will have normal eyes. Who knew there was a similar irregularity almost identical to albinism?

Another cool fact is that albino rats were the first animals to be domesticated for scientific research. Surprisingly, albino animals don’t always suffer from high predation rates. Apparently, many predators do not recognize them as food and they are left alone.

 

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5 Unexpected Albino Animal Facts [VIDEO]