A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

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A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

I want it..........why yes that was the strangest desire I've ever had. still want it.

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I want it..........why yes that was the strangest desire I've ever had. still want it.

Tigers  -  two Rare Species  - White Tiger and Black Tiger (recessive trait causing  melanism: resulting in all black pigmentation of skin and fur)

Tigers - two Rare Species - White Tiger and Black Tiger (recessive trait causing melanism: resulting in all black pigmentation of skin and fur)

areyouahauntedpotato:  ozyreads:  stankface:  mentation:  n4maste:  i think its cool that theyre both black  My history professor told me there are 300 shades of African skin, I believe him.   FINALLY! A fucking pic that doesn’t fetishize albinos!!!! I never thought I’d live to see the day tbh.  holy shit that is an amazing visual  Omg what I thought those people were painted Holy cow is that their real skin human diversity is amazing

areyouahauntedpotato: ozyreads: stankface: mentation: n4maste: i think its cool that theyre both black My history professor told me there are 300 shades of African skin, I believe him. FINALLY! A fucking pic that doesn’t fetishize albinos!!!! I never thought I’d live to see the day tbh. holy shit that is an amazing visual Omg what I thought those people were painted Holy cow is that their real skin human diversity is amazing

An albino turtle, living in a sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Albino animals often struggle to survive in the wild, as their lack of pigment makes them an easy target for predators.

An albino turtle, living in a sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Albino animals often struggle to survive in the wild, as their lack of pigment makes them an easy target for predators.

Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism.

Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism.

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

Melanistic Animals

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

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