11 Beautiful Albino Animals
1. Onya-Birri the Koala
The only albino koala in captivity can be found in the San Diego Zoo. Native to Australia, this cute little guy is aptly named Onya-Birri, meaning “ghost boy” in the aboriginal language of this country.
2. Piebald Ball Python
The Piebald Ball Python, is unique in that it is only partially albino. The amount of white in this particular breed of snake ranges – covering anywhere from 60 to 90% of its body surface.
3. White Hedgehog
Tokiko Kojima of Japan adopted this sweet little albino hedgehog, and it immediately became an internet sensation. In captivity, this pet has abandoned its hibernation patterns, remaining wakeful year-round to enjoy a continuous food supply.
4. Giant Snail
The Powelliphanta, or giant snail, is native to New Zealand. The photo of this rare albino example was snapped in 2011, when it was estimated to be 10 years old.
5. Alba the Loggerhead Turtle
Calling Marineland in Antibes, France home, Alba the albino Loggerhead Turtle is one of less than a dozen of her kind in captivity.
6. Snowflake the Gorilla
Before his death in 2003, Snowflake reached superstar status as the only known albino gorilla in the world. Discovered in the 1960’s in Equatorial Guinea, he was raised by humans and lived out his life in the Barcelona Zoo.
7. Golden Zebra
An albino zebra is known alternatively as a golden zebra or a Zorse. The inability to produce the pigments which characterize other members of the species effects the black stripes of the zebra – rendering them a beautiful golden color.
8. Albino Spider
This shot of an albino spider was taken for National Geographic. Jeremy Mendoza captured her building a nest in which she could lay her eggs.
9. Oxy the Vulture
One of only two known albino Black Vultures, Oxy calls St. Louis, Missouri his home. He happily resides at the World Bird Sanctuary here.
10. Pinky the Dolphin
A beautiful pink color, this albino Bottlenose Dolphin was spotted in Lake Calcasieu. The small calf was captured swimming in the inland Louisiana lake, alongside its mother.
11. Albino Peafowl
While the stunning, colored plumage of the peacock is its claim to fame, this amazing albino specimen rivals that reputation!