Rare Albino Hummingbird in Virginia9/28/2011

An extremely rare albino Ruby-Throated Hummingbirdhas been captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Source: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2011/09/28/rare-albino-hummingbird-i...


What is an albino?  It is a species which is born all white with little or no pigment on their skin, hair or fur.  Here are some more recent appearances...


Albino like Penguin Spotted

January 15, 2012

This blond penguin has Antarctic Scientists puzzled.

Photo Credit: David Stephens/Lindblad Expeditions

Discovery News

This blond, albino-like penguin was spotted at the edge of the South Shetland Islands by tourists and naturalist David Stephens.

They were all aboard the National Geographic Journey to Antarctica. Stephens, of the Lindblad Expeditions cruise company, which is running the cruise, wrote on his blog:

“Despite colorful variation in facial patterns, all penguins are decked in the standard black and white pattern. This is no accident. Counter-shading camouflage is so necessary to diving birds that all are fundamentally alike. But to our astonishment we found an exception. At the water’s edge stood a leucistic Chinstrap. This bird was whitish, but not quite an albino. Instead, it had pigmented eyes and a washed-out version of a Chinstrap’s normal pattern. Many wondered about this unusual bird’s chances of success. While odd coloration may make fishing a bit more difficult, leucistic birds are regularly found breeding normally.”

The leucistic penguins have a reduced level of pigmentation but still have pigmented eyes, according to National Geographic.

Penguins’ countershaded dark and white colors camouflage them from above from predators. Stephens wrote on his blog, “Many wondered about this unusual bird’s chances of success. While odd coloration may make fishing a bit more difficult, leucistic birds are regularly found breeding normally.”


These Penguins regularly breed as any normal penguin do,  but why make a story out of it if not a big deal?  



The White buffalo is an American bison (American buffalo) that is considered to be sacred signs in several Native American religions,   SOURCE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_buffalo


More info at this link source on Legends of Native American Indians

More info here at this blog: http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ancient-indian-art-history...


An albino snail?

Rare Albino Snail Discovered in New Zealand

SOURCE: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/rare-albino-snail-photog...
New Zealand Department of Conservation/via

Given their propensity for a less-than-speedy gait, it's no wonder snails evolved to blend in with their surroundings -- but for one snail in particular, genetics had other things in mind. Recently, while exploring the undergrowth in New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, a group of hikers made an extraordinary discovery: a giant, albino Powelliphanta snail seeming to cope quite well with its bright-white appearance. The find is so rare, in fact, that even snail experts say this is only the second time they've ever seen anything like it.

The unusual snail was spotted by members of the Waimea Tramping Clubon a trek through a forest on New Zealand's South Island. Bill Brough, one of the first to see it, knew immediately they'd stumbled on something very special. "Our group had seen three or four snails already that morning as it had rained and they'd come out in the wet conditions. Then I saw the white snail and went wow! We were excited to see it, knowing how extraordinary it was."

Here is another video of the snail...just amazing!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNCuJvlvSug


Extremely Rare Albino Dolphin Found Off Coast of South America

SOURCE: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011/12/02/albino-dolphi...

An extremely rare albino dolphin was discovered by Brazilian biologists swimming off the southern coast of South America. 

The research group, based at Univille university in Santa Catarina, said Thursday that it was the first recorded instance of an albino in the pontoporia blainvillei species, a very shy type of dolphin that rarely jumps out of the water. It's known in Brazil as Toninha and in Argentina and Uruguay as the La Plata or Franciscana dolphin.

Since Herman Melville created the albino whale Moby Dick in 1851, rare albino marine mammals have held a special fascination.

Camilla Meirelles Sartori, the lead biologist of Project Toninhas, said she first saw the white calf with pinkish fins at the end of October. Her group photographed him in early November.

"We were surprised, shocked," Sartori said. "It's very small, and the color is really different. We didn't know what it was at first."

Sartori said the baby was with an adult, probably its mother. The young live on their mother's milk until they are six months old and remain dependent on the adult until they're a year old.

The species is endangered. Its dolphins have long, thin snouts and get easily tangled in fishing nets. They can drown or die of stress if not quickly released, Sartori said.

Since Herman Melville created the albino whale Moby Dick in 1851, rare albino marine mammals have held a special fascination.

Albinism is the lack of melanin pigments in the body, giving an individual very light or white skin and hair. Little is known about the genetic predisposition in dolphins because it's so unusual.

Sartori said the rarity of the baby spotted by her group only highlights the need to preserve the Bay of Babitonga in the southern Brazil state of Santa Catarina, where this population of endangered dolphins lives.

"Albino animals generally have fewer chances of survival because they have greater chances of being caught by predators," Sartori said. "Here, in this bay, they don't have natural predators. But there is a lot of environmental degradation from two ports, industrial and residential sewage, tourism. This is an another argument for its protection."


Pink dolphin appears in US lake

The world's only pink Bottlenose dolphin which was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA, has become such an attraction that conservationists have warned tourists to leave it alone.

Pinky the rare albino dolphin has been spotted in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana, USA Photo: CATERS NEWS

12:43PM GMT 02 Mar 2009

SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4927224/Pin...

Charter boat captain Erik Rue, 42, photographed the animal, which is actually an albino, when he began studying it after the mammal first surfaced in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern USA.

Capt Rue originally saw the dolphin, which also has reddish eyes, swimming with a pod of four other dolphins, with one appearing to be its mother which never left its side.

He said: "I just happened to see a little pod of dolphins, and I noticed one that was a little lighter.

"It was absolutely stunningly pink.

"I had never seen anything like it. It's the same color throughout the whole body and it looks like it just came out of a paint booth.

"The dolphin appears to be healthy and normal other than its coloration, which is quite beautiful and stunningly pink.

"The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes indicating its albinism. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws.

"I have personally spotted the pink dolphin 40 to 50 times in the time since the original sighting as it has apparently taken up residence with its family in the Calcasieu ship channel.

"As time has passed the young mammal has grown and sometimes ventures away from its mother to feed and play but always remains in the vicinity of the pod.

"Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod."

Regina Asmutis-Silvia, senior biologist with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, said: "I have never seen a dolphin coloured in this way in all my career.

"It is a truly beautiful dolphin but people should be careful, as with any dolphins, to respect it - observe from a distance, limit their time watching, don't chase or harass it

"While this animal looks pink, it is an albino which you can notice in the pink eyes.

"Albinism is a genetic trait and it unclear as to the type of albinism this animal inherited."

A close relation of dolphins, the Amazon River Botos, called pink dolphins, live in South America in the Amazon.


Wonder if people will also be born albino more frequently?  There are some stories of this and plenty of pics here on Google.  Here is a vid on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTgu1paGDs

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ZT on White Buffalo Legend


ZT SOURCE: http://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue032.htm

A rare albino dolphin was spotted in Louisiana.
http://www.zetatalk.com/theword/tworx561.jpg" align="right" height="240" hspace="0" width="320" />Rare Pink Dolphin Seen in Louisiana Lake
July 03, 2007
A charter-boat captain from Lake Charles, La., photographed a rare pink dolphin a couple of weeks ago in Calcasieu Lake, an estuary just north of the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern Louisiana. According to Calcasieu Charter Service's Web site, Capt. Erik Rue was on the lake June 24 with fishing customers when five dolphins came into view - four normal-looking gray ones, and a bright pink one that appeared to be an adolescent.

The Zetas had predicted that more albinism would occur, as the core of the Earth roiled under the influence of the approaching Planet X. 

ZetaTalk Explanation 7/7/2007: We have explained that the reason the White Buffalo was a sign the Indians were watching for is due to increased albinism in animals as the core of the Earth swirls about in response to the approach of Planet X. Nancy has recorded the increase in albinism, the many reports, since the first White Buffalo appeared about 10 years ago. Indeed, this pink dolphin is another example. The rate of increase has not slowed, nor will it for some time!

And what is the reason for this increase in albinism? Cave creatures, fish or lizards living in caves, do not need pigmentation, and this adaptation is buried in our DNA. The emanations from the core seem to surface creatures like the emanations found in caves, so this particular DNA is triggered!

ZetaTalk Explanation 6/15/1996: Albinos occur naturally in all life forms, some with more rarity than others. What causes an albino to emerge is assumed to be a genetic quirk, where the normal production of color compounds is suppressed. This is the effect but not the cause, else why would life in dark caverns or the depths of the ocean be pale, without color? If color were a genetic quirk, then why the almost total absence of color in creatures living in darkness? Coloration is influenced by radiation, just as tanning takes place upon exposure to sunlight. What is little understood is that this phenomena has two switches, one increasing coloration under certain radiation frequencies, but another reducing coloration under a different set of radiation frequencies. The core of the Earth, emitting in greater bursts the radiation her caverns and deep water creatures are bathed in, is confusing her surface creatures. Thus, the White Buffalo, heeding the signals from the restless Earth, are heralding the approaching pole shift.


Have you seen or heard about any other albinos which are rarely seen? 

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Comment by Scott on September 16, 2018 at 5:01am

Wildlife rehab center in Ohio caring for rare albino cardinal (September 8, 2018)

The Nature's Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education south of Whitehouse, Ohio is caring for a young albino cardinal. The fledgling arrived at the center August 28 after being caught by a dog in Toledo. Fortunately, the bird was not injured. It is now being fostered by a volunteer. If the bird survives, it will be placed with another wildlife center as an education animal.


Comment by Scott on August 27, 2018 at 5:02am

Third 'rare' albino hedgehog puts in appearance at Barlby's Wildlife Orphanage (August 2018)

Three years ago, Annette Pyrah of the Wildlife Orphanage in Barlby, United Kingdom admitted her first albino hedgehog which grew into a large male and was released locally. And just last year she took in a small female who she named Twinkle. The current youngster, which has been given the name ‘Jericho’, was found out in the open during the daytime by a Selby resident.
“Once Jericho has reached a good weight he will be returned to the wild. Presently he is enjoying life in our wild, pre-release area, which re-acclimatises our hedgehogs to outdoor living following a period of care in our wildlife cabin.”


Comment by Scott on August 10, 2018 at 5:57pm

Albino snake rescued in Sarni, India (August 3, 2018)

Adil Khan, a mechanical engineer, rescued the one-and-a-half-month old albino spectacled cobra from a field near a thermal plant in Sarni. “I was called to catch the 10-inch-long snake after it was spotted by some construction workers near the plant,” said Adil. He has been working with the forest department to protect animals. Adil travelled 170 km by bus and handed over the snake to Van Vihar National Park officials to raise in their snake park.

Comment by Scott on August 8, 2018 at 4:11am

Albino baby hedgehog at Luton’s Hedgehog Haven (July 30, 2018)

Heidi Brain, 42, of Hedgehog Haven Rescue was called to a garden in High Town on July 16, after a resident discovered two hoglets - one of which is a rare albino. Believed to have been stolen from their nest by a cat, Heidi took the baby boys into her care and has been hand-rearing them. She said: “They are three to four weeks old and are doing well now.”

Comment by Scott on July 25, 2018 at 6:53am

Albino woodchuck spotted in the Hudson Valley (July 11, 2018)

Dr. Paramjeet Singh of Orange Regional Medical Group spotted a rare albino woodchuck (aka groundhog) in Middletown, New York on July 8.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 17, 2018 at 1:26am


Photo of white rattlesnake found in Texas park goes viral

Monday, July 16th 2018

A picture of a white rattlesnake posted last Wednesday at a Texas park has sent chills down the internet's spine.

The photo was shared on Facebook by The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park near El Paso.

The banded rock rattlesnake is a pit viper typically found in only three states--Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona--along the Mexican border.

"We had this little friend come and cool down by one of the doors at the park," the caption on the photo reads, adding "If you see a rattlesnake don't get scared just give it some space to move away and leave it alone."

Comment by Scott on July 5, 2018 at 11:16pm

Albino snake found in Mumbai, India (July 4, 2018)

A rare albino snake, the Common Kukri, was rescued from Mulund (west), near the periphery of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on Tuesday. Members of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) said they received a call for help after the snake was spotted at a slum in Mulund, close to SGNP, on Monday. The reptile was photographed after the rescue, examined for injuries, registered with the forest department and released back to its natural habitat.

Comment by Scott on July 3, 2018 at 7:41pm

Albino cobra rescued in Bengaluru (July 3, 2018)

An albino monocled cobra hatchling, which is not more than seven days old, was rescued from a house in Mathikere area of North-West Bengaluru, India by snake rescuer Rajesh Kumar M. “When I got a call from a house owner from the Gokula Extension in Mathikere, I was under the impression it was another common cobra. But it was a pleasant surprise for me. The snake was quarter feet long and was released in the suitable habitat,” he added.

Comment by Scott on June 27, 2018 at 7:22am

Loudon man spots albino chipmunk (June 26, 2018)

Norman Laramee, 57, of Loudon [New Hampshire] took this photo of an albino chipmunk at his home this past weekend.
The chipmunk was eating some peanuts on a tree stump a little over 50 feet from the deck at his house when he first spotted it. He grabbed his binoculars, snapped a photo and after some online research, determined it was a chipmunk.

Comment by Scott on June 25, 2018 at 7:17am

Albino sparrow makes home on Virginia Tech campus (June 22, 2018)

Researchers at Virginia Tech [Blacksburg, Virginia] discovered an albino song sparrow in the greenery of a parking lot next to Wallace Hall. Dr. Kendra Sewall is researching how suburban sprawl impacts wild birds. Her research team had already moved on from the area where the albino was found when another professor notified them of its existence.

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