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Name: mel
Status: other
Age: old
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
On a recent outing I saw a white or albino deer. How rare is this?


Replies:
I can't tell you how often albinos appear, but they are not uncommon. It is relatively rare for a large albino animal to survive for very long, because they are so visible they are especially vulnerable to predators. Partial albinos, which retain some pigmentation, are more common than full albinos.

J. Elliott


There are plaqces that harbor white deer that are not albino. Argonne National Laborartory has a population of European deer brought over prior to WWII that is flourishing. These deer are not albino.

Steve Sample


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