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21 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
An albino porcupine eats a corn cob in its enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad, India.

Photo: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

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Porcupine

Rates of albinism vary between animal groups, but it's rare nonetheless. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, "researchers working with mammals estimate that true albinos occur in about one in 10,000 births. Some of our Conservation Department hatcheries have seen albino catfish produced as frequently as one in 20,000 fish."

A New Hampshire woman was lucky enough to spot an albino porcupine like the one pictured here having lunch in her yard, and she caught it on video.