albinism

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albinism

[′al·bə‚niz·əm]
(biology)
The state of having colorless chromatophores, which results in the absence of pigmentation in animals that are normally pigmented.
(medicine)
A hereditary, metabolic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by the inability to form melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes due to tyrosinase deficiency.
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But Nairobi's newest zebra--and most other albino animals, including humans--lacks these color-coding genes.
But even the sun can be an enemy to albino animals.
Wildlife experts encourage people to feed albino animals as they often struggle to survive.
Turn the page to find out about other albino animals.
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.