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White Tigers

23 Jan

The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which wasreported in the wild from time to time in Assam, Bengal, Bihar andespecially from the former State of Rewa.

Currently, several hundred white tigers are in captivity worldwide,with about one hundred being found in India. Nevertheless, theirpopulation is on the increase. The modern white tiger populationincludes both pure Bengals and hybrid Bengal–Siberians, however,it is unclear whether the recessive white gene came only from Bengals,or if it also originated from Siberian ancestors.


35 Beautiful Nature’s Rarest White Animals

8 Nov
 35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

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Snowflake was an albino Western Lowland Gorilla, and the most popular resident of the Barcelona Zoo in Spain, where he spent most of his life. He was known worldwide, mentioned in tourist guides and put on postcards, becoming the unofficial mascot for the city.
35 of nature’s rarest albinoand white creatures to you. Beautiful animals are very rare in nature, and man has long had a fascination for these creatures since ancient times. Some cultures regard albinos as sacred animals, and they have even been the basis of great legends and folklore. Due to their uniqueness and rarity, albino animals are some of the most valuable attractions in zoological centers and circuses throughout the world.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Squirrel

Known as the “White Squirrel Capital of the World,” Olney, Illinois, is home of the world’s largest known albino squirrel colony. Kenton, Tennessee is home to about 200 albino squirrels. There are also albino squirrels on the main campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Brevard, North Carolina and Marionville, Missouri have a substantial population of white (not albino) squirrels.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Kangaroo

The kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia — its emblem is used on the Australian coat of arms, on some of its currency, and by some of Australia’s best known organizations, including Qantas.
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Albino Deer

Deer generally have lithe, compact bodies and long, powerful legs suited for rugged woodland terrain, making them excellent jumpers and swimmers. They are ruminants, or cud-chewers — the teeth are adapted to feeding on vegetation, and like other ruminants, they lack upper incisors, instead having a tough pad at the front of their upper jaw.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals
The elk, or wapiti, is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest mammals in North America and eastern Asia. In the deer family, only the moose is larger, and the “Sambar” deer can rival the elk in size.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Moose

The North America moose is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males — other members of the family have antlers with a “twig-like” configuration.
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Albino (White) Billy Goat

Most goats naturally have 2 horns of various shapes and sizes depending on the breed. While horns are a predominantly male feature, some breeds of goats have horned females, and polled (hornless goats) are not uncommon. Their horns are made of living bone surrounded by keratin and other proteins which are used for defense, dominance, and territoriality.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino (White) Llama

The llama is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack animal by the Incas and other natives of the Andes mountains. llamas are still used as beasts of burden today In South America, as well as for the production of fiber and meat.
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Albino Alpaca

Along with Camels and Llamas, the Alpaca are classified as Camelids, and have been domesticated for thousands of years. The closest living species are the wild Vicuna, also native to South America. Alpacas are smaller than the other Camelid species, but they are however larger than the wild Vicuna. The Moche people of Northern Peru often used Alpaca images in their art.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Camel

Camels are even-toed ungulates within the genus Camelus, native to the dry desert areas of western Asia, and central and east Asia, respectively. The dromedary, one-humped or Arabian camel has a single hump, and the Bactrian camel has 2 humps.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino (White) Moth

A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths frequently circle artificial lights. One hypothesis for this behavior is that moths use a technique of celestial navigation called transverse orientation. By maintaining a constant angular relationship to a bright celestial light, such as the Moon, they can fly in a straight line. When a moth encounters a much closer artificial light and uses it for navigation, the angle changes noticeably after only a short distance.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Hedgehog

A hedgehog is any of the small spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae and the order Erinaceomorpha. There are 16 species of hedgehog found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to North America — those in New Zealand are introduced. Hedgehogs have changed little over the last 15 million years. Like many of the first mammals they have adapted to a nocturnal, insectivorous way of life.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Cat

The “C” gene codes for the enzyme tyrosinase, the first step in pigment production. Its recessive alleles determine whether a cat is a complete albino (pink-eyed) or a temperature sensitive albino. The temperature sensitive albino genotypes are cbcb Burmese, cscs Siamese, and cbcs Tonkinese. The cscs gene can turn a cat’s eyes blue due to a reduced number of melanocytes, affecting pigmentation of the eyes. If a cat has the dominant C allele, then the cat is non-albino and full pigment production occurs.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

White Bengal Tiger

White tigers have a genetic condition that nearly eliminates pigment in the normally orange fur, although they still have dark stripes. Another genetic condition in snow-white or ‘pure white’ tigers also makes the stripes of the tiger very pale. When a tiger inherits 2 copies of the recessive gene for the paler coloration, they may have a pink nose, pink paw pads, grey-mottled skin, ice-blue eyes, and white to cream-colored fur with black, grey, or chocolate-colored stripes.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

White Lion

The white lion is not a separate subspecies nor is it albino, but a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion that has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. They’re occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa, and white cubs have sporadically turned up among tawny lions in the Timbavati and Kruger National Park regions.
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Rare White Lion Cubs Greet the World

Two rare white lion cubs are feted at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia, December 2008.

Albino Bison

Bison is a taxonomic group containing 6 species of large even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. Only 2 of these species still exist — the American bison and the European bison, or wisent, each with 2 subspecies. The American and European bison are the largest terrestrial mammals in North America and Europe.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Ferret

The ferret is a domestic mammal. They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur, an average length of approximately 20 inches (51 centimeters) including a 5 inch (13 centimeter) tail, and weigh between 1.5 to 4 pounds (0.8 to 2 kilos). Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Dingo

The Dingo, or Warrigal, is a feral domestic dog rather than a separate species, which mostly lives independently from humans. They have features in common with both wolves and modern dogs, and are regarded as more or less unchanged descendants of an early ancestor of modern dogs.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals
Albino Koala
The Koala is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae, found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula, but are not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.
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Albino Seal
The true seals or earless seals are one of the 3 main groups of mammals within the seal suborder, Pinnipedia, and sometimes called crawling seals to distinguish them from the fur seals and sea lions of family Otariidae. Fur seals are much more closely related to sea lions than true seals, and share with them external ears, relatively long and muscular foreflippers, and the ability to walk on all fours. They’re marked by their dense underfur, which made them a long-time creature of commercial hunting.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals
Albino Whale
Whales are marine mammals which include the blue whale — the largest animal alive today. Orcas, colloquially referred to as killer whales, and pilot whales have whale in their name but for the purpose of classification they’re actually dolphins.
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Albino Fish

The leucistic Long Finned Oscar is native to Peru, Colombia, Brazil and French Guiana and occurs in the Amazon river basin, along the Amazonas, Iça, Negro, Solimoes and Ucayali river systems, and also in the Approuague and Oyapock drainages. In its natural environment the species typically occurs in slow moving white-water habitats, and has been observed sheltering under submerged branches. Feral populations also occur in China, northern Australia, and Florida, US, as a by-product of the ornamental fish trade.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Turtle

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, their body mostly shielded by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs. The earliest known turtles date from 215 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than lizards and snakes. About 300 species are alive today, but some are highly endangered.
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Albino Frog

Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura, characterized by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes, and the absence of a tail, most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season. Most frogs have a semi-aquatic lifestyle, but move easily on land by jumping or climbing.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Snakes

Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica and range in size from the tiny, 4-inch (10 centimeter) long thread snake to pythons and anacondas of up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) in length. In order to accommodate snakes’ narrow bodies, paired organs (such as kidneys) appear one in front of the other instead of side by side.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Alligator

The alligator has been described as a ‘living fossil’ from the age of reptiles, having survived on earth for 200 million years. An average American alligator’s weight and length is 800 pounds (360 kilos) and 13 feet (4.0 meters) long, but can grow to 14.5 feet (4.4 meters) long and weigh 1,000 pounds (450 kilos).
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albinism in Birds

Albinism in birds is rare, occurring to any extent in perhaps 1 in 1800 individuals, though near Prypiat, Ukraine most sparrows have slight albinism. Albino birds have white feathers in place of colored ones on some portion of its body. A bird that’s naturally white, such as a swan, goose, or egret, is not an albino, nor is a bird that has seasonally alternating white plumage.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Mockingbird

Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds from the Mimidae family, best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of insect and amphibian sounds as well as other bird songs, often loudly and in rapid succession.
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Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret is a small white heron, and the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. Adults are typically 24 inches (60 centimeters) long. They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill in front of the eyes is yellow, but turns red during the breeding season when the adults also gain re-curved plumes on the back, making for a ’shaggy’ effect.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

White Heron

The herons are wading birds in the Ardeidae family. Some are called egrets or bitterns instead of herons. However, egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they’re mainly white and / or have decorative plumes, and while having the same build as the larger herons, tend to be smaller. Some members of this group nest colonially in trees, others, notably the bitterns, use reedbeds.
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Albino Kookaburra

Kookaburras, or Cookaburras, are large to very large terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea, with a total length of 11 to 17 inches (28 to 42 centimeters). They’re generally not closely associated with water, found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, as well as suburban and residential areas near running water and where food can be searched for easily.
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Albino Owl

Owls are an order of birds of prey classified in the order Strigiformes, in which there are over 200 extant species, found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Owls are mostly solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions such as the Burrowing Owl. They typically hunt small mammals, insects, and other birds, though a few species specialize in hunting fish.
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Albino Ostrich

The ostrich is a large flightless bird native to Africa (and formerly the Middle East), and share the order Struthioniformes with the Emu, kiwis, and other ratites. It’s distinctive in its appearance with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at speeds of about 46 mph (74 km/h) — the top land speed of any bird. The ostrich is the largest living species of bird and lays the largest egg of any bird species.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Albino Penguin

Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have become flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their life on land and half in the oceans.
35 Beautiful Nature's Rarest White Animals

Beautiful but Poisonous Frogs

28 Sep

Frogs are amphibians, formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin meaning to jump). Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance.
The distribution of frogs ranges from tropic to subarctic regions, but most species are found in tropical rainforests. Consisting of more than 5,000 species described, they are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates. However, populations of certain frog species are declining significantly.
Many frogs contain mild toxins that make them unpalatable to potential predators. Many predators of frogs have adapted to tolerate high levels of these poisons. Others, including humans, may be severely affected.

Animals In The News

20 Sep
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Animal Couples.

18 Sep
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The Underwater World in Indonesia

6 Sep


The Underwater World in Indonesia


The Underwater World in Indonesia
Welcome to Indonesia treated by divers as a unique region that contains the largest amount of resorts and diving areas in the world. Lembeh Strait on the northern part of the Sulavesi island is very popular among those who prefer diving.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
Underwater creatures of this region are loved by photographers taking macropictures and divers who are fond of muck diving. Muck diving is searching and examining dark bottom covered with corals and other brightly colored details. The hairy frogfish in the picture is famous with its thready skin protrusion. It usually hides on the bottom and hunts using a part of its spinal fin as a which is moved and attracts small fishes.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Strait is not rather big. It is just 1.5-2 km wide and 15 km long. Manado is the closest international airport. This port is very big and developed. It has over dozens of vessels engaged in fishing and transportation of agricultural products. Its location in the southern part of the strait is convenient for divers.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The coast from the land side is covered with a large variety of villages and different constructions. Fertile lands are covered with plantations. Less umber of buidlings can be observed from the Lembeh side where land is privately owned and is waiting for foreign investors.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
Diving resorts that combine comfortable living, excellent restaurants and multi-functional diving center are located along the coast. It’s very convenient as no additional expenses are required. The Kungkungan Bay Dive Resort is presented in the picture.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
Thus, muck diving is a favorite thing done by photographers and people who are ready to examine unknown things. They have enough patience to take pictures of a shy frogfish or examining a tiny crayfish. Another Commerson’s frogfish sitting under the coral colony has pulsating polyps that keep open and close in the process of the creature’s nutrition.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
During one immersion under control of an experienced guide one can see 10 kinds of various fishes. Purple Scorpiofish is another unusual inhabitant of the sea bottom. Itcan cosume one-fourth part of a similar fish.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
When you see this fish try not to be scared. The Stargazer or Uranoscopus chinensis is buried in the ambush all day long.Only its eyes and mouth waiting for the coming food are visible.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Solenostomus paradoxus is a pipefish of the family Solenostomidae that reaches a maximum length of 12 cm. They vary in color from red, yellow to black and are almost transparent. They feed mostly on mysids and benthic shrimp.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The painted frogfish inhabit shallow sheltered reefs. Adults usually with sponges; juveniles openly on sand or reef, mimicking small sponges or nudibranchs.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Harlequin Shrimp was first scientifically described in 1852, and has also been referred to as the Painted Dancing Shrimp. It has a white body with large red, purple, or brown spots. The male is slightly smaller than the female. The female has blue tipped abdominal legs, while the legs of the male are transparent. It differs from its close cousin, H. elegans, which has pale blue spots. It has large claws (chelipeds) which are for show only; it does not use them for hunting.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The peacock mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus, is one of the larger, more colorful mantis shrimps commonly seen, ranging in size from 3 to 18 centimeters. An active hunter, it prefers gastropods, crustaceans, and bivalves, and will repeatedly smash its prey until it can gain access to the soft tissue for consumption. It is reported to have a “punch” of over 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). This is the fastest recorded punch of any living animal.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
Most species of the black finned snake ell or Ophichthus altipennis spend their time buried in sand and hunt small fishes and crustaceans by sense of smell. Reproductively, most members of this family are nonguarders. The main mode of swimming of adult fish in this family is anguilliform.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The leaf-nosed moray ell or Rhinomuraena quaesita is more active at night and hides in holes and crevices during the day. Vicious reputation is undeserved, although some species will bite if provoked. Reproductively, most members of this family are nonguarders. The main mode of swimming of adult fish in this family is anguilliform .
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Banded coral shrimp or Stenopus hispidus reaches a total length of 60 millimetres and has striking colouration. Stenopus hispidus lives below the intertidal zone, at depth of up to 210 metres on coral reefs. It is a cleaner shrimp, and advertises to passing fish by slowly waving its long, white antennae. S. hispidus uses its three pairs of claws to remove parasites, fungi and damaged tissue from the fish.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Chromodoris leopardus is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Fire Urchin or Asthenosoma varium has Very mobile, short spines, arranged in rectangular areas, separated by spineless areas. A. varium sting can be very painful, a strong local pain due to venom injection can last for hours.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish or Metasepia pfefferi is a robust-looking species, having a very broad, oval mantle. This particular species of cuttlefish is the only one known to walk upon the sea floor. Due to the small size of its cuttlebone, it can float only for a short time. The species is active during the day and has been observed hunting fish and crustaceans.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Blue ringed octopus or Hapalochlaena lunulata is the most deadly of all cephalopods. The common name comes from the bright blue rings that appear when the blue-ringed octopus is alarmed. feeds on small crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp that it hunts during the day. Two types of poison secreted by two separate poison glands are used against prey and predators.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Coconut Octopus or Amphioctopus marginatus is a medium-sized cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus. It commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behavior, including bipedal walking and gathering and using coconut shells and seashells for shelter.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Mimic Octopus or Thaumoctopus mimicus is a species of octopus that has a strong ability to mimic other creatures. It grows up to 60 cm (2 feet) in length. Its normal colouring consists of brown and white stripes or spots. Based on observation, the mimic octopus may decide which animal to impersonate depending on local predators. For example, when the octopus was being attacked by damselfish, it was observed that the octopus appeared as a banded sea snake, a damselfish predator. The octopus impersonates the snake by turning black and yellow, burying six of its arms, and waving its other two arms in opposite directions.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The pygmy seahorse, also known as Hippocampus bargibanti is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae. It is tiny, no larger than about 2.4 cm. There are two known color variations: grey with red tubercles (on gorgonian coral Muricella plectana), and yellow with orange tubercles (on gorgonian coral Muricella paraplectana).
The Underwater World in Indonesia
This species is known to occur only on gorgonian corals of the genus Muricella, and has evolved to resemble its host. The tubercles and truncated snout of this species match the color and shape of the polyps of the host gorgonian, while its body matches the gorgonian stem. The camouflage is so effective, the original specimens were discovered only after their host gorgonian had been collected and placed in an aquarium.
The Underwater World in Indonesia
The Leaf Scorpionfish is a small compressed scorpion fish, with a high long sail like dorsal fin that is often lifted up. It has a variably developed ‘beard’ of fine appendages around the mouth and algae and hydroids can grow on its skin. It is known to shed its skin periodically. The colouration of the Leaf Scorpionfish is variable, ranging from white, yellow, pink, red, brown and green.
The Underwater World in Indonesia

The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet is a small, brightly-colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwater aquarium trade. Mandarinfish are reef dwellers, preferring sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs. While they are slow-moving and fairly common within their range, they are not easily seen due to their bottom-feeding habit and their small size (reaching only about 6 cm). They feed primarily on small crustaceans and other invertebrates.

Animals Wallpapers

3 Sep
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