An all-white penguin was found in the Galapagos Islands

Photographer and guide Jimmy Patino captured the unique Snow White Penguin in November. He met an unusual bird in the area of ​​Punta Vicente Roca on the Isabela island in the Galapagos.

It is noteworthy that the eyes and beak of the white penguin have a natural colour, which is not typical for albinism. Scientists believe the bird’s unusual colour is caused by leucism, a rare disease that causes loss of pigmentation. But to find out for sure, specialists will have to isolate the white penguin and conduct a genetic analysis.

It is noted that scientists find animals with leucism on the Galapagos Islands quite often, but a completely white penguin met people for the first time, writes the Daily Mail.

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