albinism

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the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair

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Grace Yoxon, of Skye-based International Otter Survival Fund, said: "It is extremely rare to see albino animals in the wild and to be able to get such a wonderful photo is exceptional."
She said people with the condition do not like being label led albinos and do not have red eyes like albino animals.
But even that can be tough for albino animals: Lack of pigmentation leads to abnormal development of their eyes and poor vision for details.
Dr Jon Barnes, a specialist in evolutionary biology at Glasgow University, said albino animals were caused by gene mutation.
Most albino animals look white--they have no coloring in their hair, feathers, or skin--and their eyes may look pink.
Albino animals usually have hard lives, especially when young.
Leucism is a rare form of albinism--most albino animals usually boast white skin and pinkish-yellow eyes.
ALBINO ANIMALS OR PEOPLE CAN INHERIT THIS TRAIT FROM THEIR PARENTS.