Coloured Friends

Coloured friends

(Image: Colour-blind playmates)

Despite the traditional belief that albino animals don't fare well in the wild (they stick out easily for predators, are often shunned by their family groups, and so on), this little tyke was alive, well and positively thriving. Seemed like the rest of the gang accepted him without question, too.

Christy said that he seemed a little more shy than the others, keeping to the trees. But she was bowled over by the sighting, and said it reminded her of a 'miniature snowman'. He's a really cute little guy!

Two Colours Of A Kind

Two colours of a kind

(Image: Colour-blind playmates)
White Vervet In Tree

White vervet in a tree

We found it particularly interesting that this 'white' monkey was found in the Timbavati Game Reserve - already world-famous for its 'white' lions. Wonder if they have any 'white' rhinos, too?

Leucistic and albino individuals are not common and this sighting was very special. Have you seen any albinos in the wild? Please let us know about it in the comments below.

Visit Christy Strever's website for more great wildlife pics.

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Alison
Alison

A 'word smith' or copywriter with over 25 years experience, love travelling, wildlife and conservation; fascinated by alternative energy, alternative building and alternative health. Consummate reader and traveller, both internationally and southern Africa. Have two remarkable daughters that continue to amaze and teach me daily. Consider myself privileged to live on the best continent on the planet.