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Rare albino zebra found in Africa

10/03/2022 06:39 GMT+7

A national park guard in Tanzania accidentally discovered a rare albino zebra.

Considered the magical moment when a security guard spotted an extremely rare albino zebra roaming the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Rare albino zebra found in Africa
Rare albino zebra found in Africa

Security guards at the national park happened to see albino zebras during their daily inspection. He saw zebras east of the park with the herd and named it Ndasiata.

The zebra’s body is almost white, with only a few faint black lines on the neck, head, and torso. The albino zebra is about 8 months old.

Videos shared by security guards on social networks have received a lot of attention from netizens.

According to a study, the black moon stripes on the back of zebras help them avoid fly bites. Therefore, without this black and white stripe, the albino zebra is vulnerable in the wild.

Rare albino zebra found in Africa
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Almost all animals can develop albinism, which is a rare genetic defect.

The condition occurs when an animal inherits one or more mutated genes from both parents that disrupts their body’s production of melanin. This is the pigment that determines skin color, coat color and eye color.

Albinos will have pinkish eyes, poor eyesight that puts them at a disadvantage when hunting and avoiding danger.

Last year, the camera captured the moment an extremely rare albino squirrel was frolicking in a park in south London, England, surprising passersby.

Meanwhile, an albino chimpanzee was first discovered in the wild in July 2018 in Uganda. However, the poor animal, just 19 days old, died after being brutally attacked by members of its herd.

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