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20 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Albino squirrel eating berries

Photo: Nancy Bauer/Shutterstock

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All-white squirrels with dark eyes are likely not albino, but leucistic. Leucism is a partial loss of pigmentation, which can make the animal have white or patchily colored skin, hair or feathers, but the pigment cells in the eyes are not affected by the condition. However, squirrels with pink or red eyes, like this one, are albino.