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10 animals with unusual color mutations

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 11, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Gold-striped zebra

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Gold-striped zebra

This zebra looks like a creature out of a fantasy novel. Rather than possessing the typical black and white stripes, it appears gold-striped. The unusual coloring is due to having a condition called amelanism, which is similar to albinism. In fact, in mammals the symptoms of amelanism and albinism are virtually indistinguishable.