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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 04:11 AM
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I didn't find appropriate board for animal concerning this
so I have to put it here, if my post in wrong place, pleace help me to move my thread to a correct place






[edit on 19-4-2008 by emile]




posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 05:22 AM
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Clearly this an albino version of an animal which can be misleading.

Becuase the images appear to come from a Chinese source I would say it was an Asian Palm Civet





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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 05:50 AM
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I don't think it is albino, I believe it to be leucistic.

Its clearly also a small carnivore, but which one I don't know at the moment.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:08 AM
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Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch
I don't think it is albino, I believe it to be leucistic.

Its clearly also a small carnivore, but which one I don't know at the moment.


I still believe it is albino, here's why.

1. "albinos are not entirely white, but instead display a pale yellow colour"

2. "A further difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour.

Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes.
This is because the melanocytes of the RPE are not derived from the neural crest, instead an outpouching of the neural tube generates the optic cup which, in turn, forms the retina. As these cells are from an independent developmental origin, they are typically unaffected by the genetic cause of leucism."

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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:20 AM
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You might be right, I just based it on the eyes, which just arent red enough to be albinism IMHO.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:37 AM
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Not a zoologist by any stretch, but it looks albino to me. Pink eyes are supposed to be a giveaway, no?
At anyrate, it looks fiesty -- wouldn't want to have one jump out from behind the trash can at night.



posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 11:58 AM
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It is an albino mink.




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