7 famous albino animals: Not like the others
White aligators are not albinos. They have a rare recessive color gene that has only been observed once or twice in the wild because the babies are not camoflaged and are eaten almost at birth. Most of the specimens in captivity are owned by the original discoverers, the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, and are on loan to zoos and aquariums around the country.
Albinism is a congenital defect in the way that melatonin is produced but yes, in many cases related to recessive genes. In leucism, all types of skin pigmentation are reduced--not just the melanin.
hey guys there is even a white raccoon caught in louisiana by an exterminator who was helping home owners wanted it taken into a zoo for safe keeping away from hunters.