Minggu, 13 Februari 2011

Albino Kangaroo

Albino kangaroos, or white kangaroos are quite rare. In an albino kangaroo, the normal colouring is absent, and the kangaroo has white fur and sometimes (not always) pink eyes. As with all albino animals, albino kangaroos have a reduced amount of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin, and hair.

Albino kangaroos rarely survive long in the wild. Their eyes and skin have increased sensitivity to sunlight, so they are more prone to sunburn. Their lack of camouflage (white colouring stands out in the wild) also makes them easy targets for predatory animals and birds of prey. Albino kangaroos often have impaired vision as well, so may find it more difficult to dodge predators. Apart from that, they are just as healthy as their normal coloured counterparts.

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