Ridiculed, misunderstood and feared for their 'magical powers': Artist’s poignant pictures of sufferers of albinism
The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. This is perhaps the most beautiful lion I have ever seen. I feel like they should make a Disney movie thats a prequel to “The Lion King” that focuses on Scar and Mufasa as children. This black lion could be their father, King Ahadi, which mates with a regular lioness and can account for Scars black mane that is a beautiful lion
Cigarrinha - Brazil. The translation engine says that 'Cigarrinha' is Portugese for 'Froghopper'. So I am guessing a kind of grasshopper - which is what it looks like. I know some grasshoppers and cicadas are pink due to a condition similar to albinism. That's my best guess any way! Does anyone know for sure what this guy is?
There are various mutations of the Mandarin Duck found in captivity. The most common is the white Mandarin Duck. Although the origin of this mutation is unknown, it is presumed that the constant pairing of related birds and selective breeding led to recessive gene combinations leading to genetic conditions including albinism. (Wikipedia)
‘Lutino’ Blue and Gold. This Macaw is most likely an albino. His yellow coloring wouldn't come from melanin (since albinism means total lack of melanin pigment), it would come from other pigments that albinism doesn't affect such as carotenoid pigments. If his coloring was a result of leucism his eyes would not be pink.
The Silver Fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin, and is the opposite of albinism.
Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.
Hauntingly Beautiful Photographs Of People With Albinism 'Put Outsiders In The…
Beautiful little girl with Albinism
Albinism is a condition in which a person has an often complete lack of pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes. In not only occurs in humans but in all other vertebrates. Unfortunately, people with albinism face discrimination as many are ignorant towards their appearance.
beautiful albino woman
The genes for OCA are located on “autosomal” chromosomes. Autosomes are the chromosomes that contain genes for our general body characteristics, contrasted to the sex chromosomes.
Since 2007, 53 children and adults with albinism have been slaughtered and many others have been left to die, with arms and legs cut off by people who believe that potions and charms made from the body parts of people with albinism can be used to ensure wealth and good fortune.
Leucistic Nile Monitor - Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals caused by a recessive allele. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin.