An Amazing Array of Awesome Albinos

What is albinism?

The word “albinism” refers to a group of inherited conditions. People with albinism have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin, or hair. They have inherited altered genes that do not make the usual amounts of a pigment called melanin. One person in 17,000 in the U.S.A. has some type of albinism. Albinism affects people from all races. Most children with albinism are born to parents who have normal hair and eye color for their ethnic backgrounds. Sometimes people do not recognize that they have albinism. A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes. In fact there are different types of albinism and the amount of pigment in the eyes varies. Although some individuals with albinism have reddish or violet eyes, most have blue eyes. Some have hazel or brown eyes. However, all forms of albinism are associated with vision problems.

An albino orca whale.

An albino baby black bear.

An albino giraffe.

An albino stingray.

An albino boy from Tanzania.

An albino turtle.

An albino lobster.

An albino hedgehog.

An albino crab.

An albino monk fish.

An albino koala.

An albino goat.

An albino boy from China.

An albino camel.

Albino cobras.

An albino elk.

An albino girl in Honduras.

An albino trout.

An albino tiger shark.

An albino soft shell turtle.

An albino gorilla.

An albino peacock.

An albino fish.

An albino rat fish.

An albino alligator.

An albino lion.

An albino squirrel.

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