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22 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Albino Sardinian donkeys on the island of Asinara, Italy.

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Donkeys

The Asinara donkey is a type of feral donkey that lives on the island of Asinara, which lies off the northwest coast of Sardinia, Italy. Almost the entire population — about 100 donkeys — is albino, and the few gray donkeys among the herd are thought to carry the albino gene.

The island, which used to be a World War I prison camp housing more than 24,000 Austro-Hungarian prisoners, now has national park status and is a popular destination for tourists.