Albinism in animals


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Like other albino species, albino kangaroos seldom survive long in the wild, as the lack of protective colouration makes them more susceptible to predators.

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Albinism is a congenital disorder characterised by a partial or total lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. This is caused by a lack of or defect in the enzymes involved in the production of melanin, resulting from a genetic mutation. Some of the more commonly known species include rabbits and mice, but there are others out there who share this lack of pigmentation.

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