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22 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Albino raccoon

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Raccoon

In 2015, an albino raccoon was captured in Valparaiso, Indiana, and brought to the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Center for treatment. Raccoons normally live only two or three years, and this one was at least that old, Stephanie Kadletz, the center's director, told the Northwest Indiana Times. This was surprising because albino raccoons often do not survive in the wild as they lack the camouflage that protects them from predators, Kadletz said, and they may not be able to mate because they can be rejected by their species.

Another albino raccoon was trapped in Indiana in 2014. (That makes two ... maybe it's a trend?)