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: https://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ancient-indian-art-histor...


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!  https://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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTgu1paGDs

------------------------------============ Zetas ============--------------------------

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.


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Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 27, 2019 at 6:33am

Rare albino panda is caught on camera roaming around nature reserve in southwest China 

  • The rare panda was spotted at the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China 
  • Bear specialist Li Sheng said albino panda was between one and two years old 
  • More than 80 percent of the world's wild pandas live in Sichuan, with the rest in Shaanxi and Gansu 

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China

The spotless, red-eyed animal was photographed while trekking through the forest mid-April in at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, said official news agency Xinhua on Saturday.

The panda is an albino between one to two years old, said Li Sheng, a researcher specialising in bears at Peking University.

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China 

More than 80 percent of the world's wild pandas live in Sichuan, with the rest in Shaanxi and Gansu province.

There were about 548 giant pandas in captivity globally as of November, reported Xinhua.

The number living in the wild has dwindled to fewer than 2,000, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Famed for its 'panda diplomacy', in which China dispatches the rare animals to other countries as a symbol of close relations, Beijing has invested in different programmes to protect its furry ambassadors in recent years.

In 2018, China announced plans to create a bastion for giant pandas three times the size of Yellowstone National Park to link up existing wild populations and encourage breeding of the notoriously slow-reproducing animal.

At least 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) had been budgeted for the Giant Panda National Park in mountainous southwestern China state-run China Daily reported.

Pandas are currently listed as a vulnerable species, which means that while their survival is still threatened, conservation efforts have helped reduce their danger of extinction.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7072427/Rare-albino-panda-... 

Comment by Scott on May 25, 2019 at 7:04am

Albino magpie turned into wildlife sanctuary in Tasmania, Australia (May 24, 2019)

The young male magpie was handed in as a fledgling bird late last year. "It was found at the base of a tree with no possibility of getting back to the nest," operations manager Darren Rumble said. The bird is "an absolute character" and "prefers to be handfed despite being able to feed himself". Keepers say the magpie would not survive in the wild because its white coat would make it a target for predators.


Comment by Ovidiu Pricopi on March 31, 2019 at 4:17am
Comment by Scott on March 24, 2019 at 6:11am

Albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo (March 22, 2019)

A three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Baltic Sea port city of Gdansk, Poland. The all-white African black-foot penguin was born on December 14, but zoo staff decided to keep its arrival secret as they were unsure the vulnerable newborn would survive. "The baby is active, in good health, eats well and, what's very important, its parents are taking very good care of it," the director of the Gdansk Zoo said. Its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.


Comment by Scott on January 13, 2019 at 9:02pm

Albino sparrow recuperating in Cambridge, New Zealand (January 13, 2019)

After being saved from the clutches of a cat's claw, an albino sparrow is recuperating in the capable hands of Robyn Chappell of Bird Rescue Cambridge in New Zealand. The sparrow has been named Luna and is pure white, with pink eyes and legs. It's thought she is a few weeks old as her tail feather is only half grown. If Luna does survive she won't be released back into the wild because she will be vulnerable to attacks from other birds, cats, and dogs.

Comment by Scott on December 24, 2018 at 10:43pm

Rare albino ring seal caught near Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada (Dec 23, 2018)

When 67-year-old Inuit hunter Leopa Akpalialuk pulled in the seal nets he laid out on Wednesday in a fjord outside of Pangnirtung, he discovered a small, albino ringed seal with pink eyes, white claws and white fur. "The seal had perished before I could reach it," he said in Inuktitut. Akpalialuk said it isn't unheard of to catch an albino seal, but Inuit traditional knowledge says to "respect and not harvest albinos." He has been displaying the frozen seal at the visitors centre for curious townsfolk since it was caught. He said its fur is very attractive and would make a unique pair of kamiks. "I have it for sale because it is truly unique, otherwise, it would have been our next meal," he said.
Steven Ferguson, research scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said he only knows of four cases in all the different seal species around the world. Ferguson has never heard of an albino ring seal discovery, and it may be the only albino seal ever caught in Canada.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 7, 2018 at 11:41pm


Incredibly rare albino raccoon found in Tennessee backyard

November 7, 2018 11:13 am

An incredibly rare albino raccoon was captured in Tennessee after the trash panda did what the masked animals typically do: wreak havoc in a family’s backyard.

The rare, colourless raccoon was captured late last month after a family in Collierville called company Alpha Wildlife to trap whatever animal was knocking over furniture and getting into bird feeders in their backyard.

Alpha Wildlife co-owner Matthew Caldwell told USA Today he and his partner responded to a call to investigate what sort of animals they were dealing with. The men had a pretty good idea after noticing paw prints that resembled a raccoon on a glass table and deck railings. So, they set up two live traps and left the property for the night.

The following morning, Caldwell said he received a surprising text from his client.

“”Have you ever seen an albino raccoon?” Caldwell said of the message. “I said ‘not in person.'”

Caldwell and business partner David Parrish headed back to the property to find an albino raccoon in one trap, and a typical coon in the other.

“It’s extremely rare,” Caldwell told WREG Memphis. “They say you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than seeing one of these animals.”

Some reports suggest albinism occurs in mammals in one of every 10,000 births while Caldwell suggested albino raccoons are far less common.

“It was definitely thrilling, I guess you could say,” Caldwell told USA Today. “Some wildlife biologists say one in every 750,000 raccoons are albino. I’d say that’s fairly rare.”

Parrish told WREG he was “a little taken aback” when he first saw the trapped animal.

“I’ve seen albino possums, seen albino deer,” he said. “Never seen an albino raccoon. And for this one to be as big as it is, it’s just kind of a shock.”

Parrish estimated the albino trash panda (the slang term used to describe the critters nowadays) to be about two or three years old.

Alpha Wildlife released both raccoons back into the wild at a state park, north of the county

Comment by Scott on October 28, 2018 at 5:30am

‘First ever’ albino quoll found in the Pilbara (October 22, 2018)

An albino northern quoll with eight joeys in her pouch has been discovered south of Port Hedland, Australia.
It’s the first ever record of an albino northern quoll and was found by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ research scientist Judy Dunlop. She is part of a research team studying northern quolls which has captured, tagged and released the animals to study their behaviour in their natural habitat.


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.”


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