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Albino Wallaby enjoying sunshine. by Trish Meyer

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The Albino Wallaby was photographed at Zoodoo in southern Tasmania, Australia.

Albinism results from the inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates,
including humans. Albino Wallabies have red eyes because the color of the retinal blood vessels is
apparent since there is no pigment to obscure it. Photosensitivity and susceptibility to skin cancers
are some of the issues they face as a result of their genetic make-up.


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Potential problems for other albino animals may be caused by lack of their protective camouflage,
which renders them unable to conceal themselves from their predators or prey. The survival rate of
many other species with albinism in the wild is usually quite low.

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albino, animal, animal park, australia, marsupial, native, rare, wallaby, zoodoo

I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
I am retired, beyond threescore years and ten.

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Comments

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 2 years ago

    This is beautiful Trish. Have never seen these before but I went to the zoo today with 2 friends and they had them in there.,

  • Thank you very much Lilian … they are lovely aren’t they !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work…neat find Trish

  • Larry, thanks very much for accepting this image !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 2 years ago

    What a cutie, Trish..

  • It was cute and quite docile … thank you Carol for commenting !

    – Trish Meyer

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    What a cutie, there is albino deer in the area where I lived before I moved here, it was beautiful.

  • Byron, thank you very much for your lovely comments and favourite !
    This and it’s mates were cute and quite docile :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting this image Ray !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 2 years ago

    Aaaaaawwwww …

  • Perfectly expressed Tom … they are quite lovely :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • CanyonWind
  • A beautiful banner for this “furry friend” :)
    Thanks for the feature POP’s !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Dana Horne
    Dana Horneabout 2 years ago

    Adorable capture, Trish! :o)

  • Dana, thanks so much for viewing and for your lovely comments !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Themis
    Themisabout 2 years ago
    :-) So cute! Great find, thanks for sharing
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 26th June 2012
  • Thank you so much for choosing to feature this “furry friend” among a wonderfully diverse selection of images from various countries, I am thrilled !

    – Trish Meyer

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