Albinism is something we tend to see a lot in rodents, like mice, rats, and guinea pigs. They’ve got white fur and red eyes — not a touch of fluffy pigment in sight. But this trait is found in tons of creatures across all different species. Scaly or furry, it’s always pretty incredible to see.
We tracked down a bunch of animals you might not have realized could be albino, and a few that you wrongly thought were — check them out!
Nope, not a cat. That’s an albino porcupine!
This sunbathing wallaby should really use some sunblock.
True fact: there are no albino horses.
Another true fact: not all all-white animals are albino.
This all-white octopus isn’t albino, either.
I’m wary of calling these lobsters albino, in the name of science, since they do have some pigmentation…
Edgar the hedgehog, however, is truly albino.
Does clear count as albino?
This albino sugar glider is oh so sleepy.
Not sure if this is an albino softshell turtle, or the star of all my future nightmares.
Albino koalas are incredibly rare, and are also adorable nappers.
Without his signature markings, it’s hard to tell that this baby skunk is, in fact, a skunk!
Do you think this little guy gets more nuts with that ethereal glare working on his side?