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10 animals with unusual color mutations

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 11, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
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Strawberry leopard

Leopards are known for their spots, but this unusual cat might have the most special spots of all. Only two so-called "strawberry" leopards — characterized by their ginger spots — are known to exist, one of which is a resident of South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve.

It is believed that strawberry leopards have a rare, poorly understood condition called erythrism, which is believed to cause an overproduction of red pigments.