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Yellow Penguin, Potentially the First of Its Kind, Spotted by Photographer on Island Trip

Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 8,123
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/people.com/pets/first-yellow-penguin-photographed/%3famp=true

with all the shit going on.  This brought a smile.  Nature is great and wildlife are fantastic.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Fascinating. 
    "The photographer believes the yellow penguin is leucistic and has a condition that affects its pigmentation, turning the bird's normally black feathers yellow."

    What I'm curious about is what causes this genetic mutation known as leucism?  Random chance?  Hole in the ozone layer? Breeding?  It's certainly not unheard of in other species, but why only one found so far in this species? 

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 6,951
    edited February 20
    So like albino?
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,474
    So like albino?
    Yes similar
    I've seen leucistic squirrels
    Its odd at first 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    So like albino?

    Good question.

    "Albinism is a condition in which there is an absence of melanin. Melanin is what is present in the skin and is what gives skin, feathers, hair and eyes their color. Vertebrates with albinism are not only white (or sometimes pale yellowish) in color but they also have very pale eyes, often pink or red in color as the blood vessels show through. Leucism is only a partial loss of pigmentation, which can make the animal have white or patchily colored skin, hair, or feathers. However, the pigment cells in the eyes are not affected by the condition."



    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Nature is my love. As I've grown so has my wonderment of Nature 
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,520
    Nature is my love. As I've grown so has my wonderment of Nature 

    I'm with you there, my friend!  I always enjoy natures awesomeness.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










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