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21 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Albino fishing cat in Bangladesh

Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

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Fishing cat

Fishing cats are endangered, and this white one in Bangladesh is extremely rare. “I’ve never seen a white fishing cat and, while any species of cat can have an albino turn up, they are extremely rare,” Mel Sunquist, co-author of "Wild Cats of the World," told National Geographic.

According to a 2012 research paper, four albino fishing cats were captured during an 18-month span around 2001 in the Haor Basin of Bangladesh, "suggesting that albinism may be somewhat established in this population."