We often associate albinism with people because people make such a big deal about it, yet human beings are the only ones affected by it. Strangely enough, many animals are also born with albinism, for the exact ambiguous reasons why humans suffer from it. For whatever reason, some animals are born without any pigmentation as a result of a strange biomolecular mutation that affects melanin production in an organism.
For a better understanding of just how widespread such a rare condition can be, we’ll go through some of the strangest albino animals ever observed either in the wild or in captivity.
The Snowy Hummingbird is native to eastern North America and needless to say, it’s not supposed to be completely blank. When it does happen, however, it usually happens that the members who do experience this condition will get ostracized by their own kind and hunted down by predators with relative ease. Such is the case with the Snowy Hummingbird birds that instead of the vast array of pigments they were supposed to be born with, display a white plumage which makes them stand out quite a bit.