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Leucistic or Albino Animals you have seen

Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by Arizona Docent, 27 Nov 2014.

  1. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    List all the leucistic or albino animals you have personally seen. For any newbies unfamiliar with the terms, it means white animals that are not normally white (so polar bears do not count, because they are supposed to be white). Please state if it was at a zoo or the wild.

    My post, so I will make the first reply.
     
  2. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    tiger (with and without stripes) - numerous zoos
    lion - a couple zoos
    serval - a cat rescue center
    turkey vulture - a Texas zoo
    vermillion flycatcher - manmade wetlands in Tucson
    African crested porcupine - a zoo in England
    red lechwe - a zoo in England
    American alligator - several zoos
    tegu - reptile rescue center in Arizona
    Burmese python - almost every zoo I go to
    western diamondback - several zoos
    eastern diamondback - a couple zoos
     
  3. Arizona Docent

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    koala - years ago at San Diego Zoo
     
  4. BeardsleyZooFan

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    African Clawed Frog (Maritime Aquarium)
    American Alligator (Rainforest Reptiles*, Maritime Aquarium)
    Argentine Horned Frog (Rainforest Reptiles)
    Bennett's Wallaby (Busch Gardens Tampa)
    Eastern Ratsnake (Beardsley Zoo)
    Indian Peafowl (Beardsley Zoo)
    Monocled Cobra (Rainforest Reptiles)
    Tiger (Southwick's Zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa, Lowry Park Zoo)
    Can't recall if I saw a white Dromedary Camel at Bronx or not, I wasn't really paying attention to the camels.
    *Rainforest Reptiles was a travelling reptile group that was staying at Beardsley Zoo for a while, I'm not really a fan of the group.
     
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  5. Sunbear12

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    Red Kangaroo
    Peafowl
    Bennets wallaby
    Hairy nosed wombat
    Corn snake
    Swamp wallaby
    All of the above were seen at the Gorge Wildlife Park
     
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    Some kind of Wallaby (Southwicks Zoo)
    Cavy (a pet)
    Tiger (Southwicks)
    Lion (Capron Park Zoo, though really I think that Ramses is more of a beige color and not white.)
    Rat Snake (The Ecotarium)
    Peafowl (Southwicks)
     
  7. Arizona Docent

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    Indian peafowl - Reid Park Zoo
    bullfrog - Nashville Zoo
    Eurasian lynx - Nashville Zoo
    wallaby (species?) - Wildlife World Zoo
     
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  8. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Echidna - Taronga Zoo and Symbio
    Red Kangaroo - Gorge Wildlife Park
    Eastern Grey Kangaroo - a few places
    Western Grey Kanagaroo - Warrawong
    Wallaroo - Featherdale
    Bennett's/Rednecked Wallaby - a few places
    Tammar Wallaby - Gorge Wildlife Park, Featherdale
    Common Wombat - Gorge Wildlife Park
    Koala
    Tiger
    Lion
    Emu - Featherdale
    Black Swan - Gorge
    Kookaburra - Featherdale
    Magpie - Gorge
    Zebra Finch
    Java Sparrow
    Cockatiel
    Budgerigar
    Ringneck Parrot
    Princess Parrot
    Peafowl
    Alligators - Audubon
    Alligator Snapping Turtle
    Desert Tortoise - ASDM
    Bluetongue Skink - Australian Reptile Park (ARP)
    Rattlesnake - ARP
    Asian Cobra - ARP
    Tiger Snake
    Red-bellied Black Snake
    Marsh Snake
    Burmese Python
    Boa Constrictor
    Ball Python
    Carpet Python
    Cornsnake

    Those without locations are either: too many to mention, private individuals, or I can't remember.

    I also have a feeling I've seen an albino quokka somewhere.

    :p

    Hix
     
  9. Tim May

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    I’ve seen lots of albino and leucistic animals of many species; the more unusual mammals that I’ve seen include:-

    • albino mona monkey (many times at London Zoo during the 1960s)
    • “Snowflake” the famous white gorilla at Barcelona Zoo
    • albino scimitar-horned oryx (Catskill Game Farm in 1984)
     
  10. Suricate

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    Red and Grey Kangaroos
    Echidna (not sure which kind)
    Hairy nose wombat
    Bennett Wallaby
    Meerkat
    Peafowl
    New Zealand Black Swan

    All were in captivity.
     
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    Would be Short-beaked (the one in Australia). The only captive long-beaks (from New Guinea) are at Taronga Zoo and Moscow Zoo. Where did you see the albino echidna?

    You shouldn't call it New Zealand at all! - the species is endemic to Australia (although there are some ferals in NZ). It is a very cool bird though, wish I'd seen it when I visited Gorge.
     
  13. TeaLovingDave

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    Just Taronga now, sadly - the animal at Moscow died suddenly a while ago. :(
     
  14. Pertinax

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    Never saw this photo before. It has very 'light-pied' markings rather than being pure white and perhaps so not as arresting as a pure White one might be.
     
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    Score on two out of these three- not the Oryx though. I also remember an Albino Rhesus macaque at Bristol Zoo. Apart from some other ungulates e.g. Blackbuck, perhaps the most unusual one I've seen was a 'white' elephant in Dusit Zoo ,Bangkok- from memory it wasn't really white but did have paler pigmentation than usual.
     
  16. vogelcommando

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    Lots of white animals seen but some of the more unussual :
    White Raccoon - Zie-ZOO - the Netherlands
    White Raccoon dog - also Zie-Zoo
    White caracara - Best Zoo - the Netherlands
     
  17. gentle lemur

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    Over the years, visitors to Chester zoo have frequently seen a wild, pure white jackdaw - sometimes known as 'Ashley', but I don't know if he/she has been seen since SMR put this excellent photo in the Gallery (I would have used one of my own photos, but I think it disappeared when the Gallery was tidied up).

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    Alan
     
  18. Arizona Docent

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    common rhea - Reid Park Zoo
     
  19. zooboy28

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    Ah, of course, I did know that!
     
  20. Jabiru96

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    There are also some I believe held in captivity in PNG (maybe West Papua as well?).