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7 pictures of unusual all black animals

Have you ever thought about a condition opposite to albinism? It's called melanism, and is caused by the abundance of the dark pigment. Animals who have this rare genetic mutation look incredibly beautiful – let's take a look at them.



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23 Comments
ninakamwene
They are truly beautiful, just like this melanistic Kenyan.
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Mar 30, 2020 11:43PM
Anita Clark Morton
The black panthers are beautiful!! The only one I didn't really like is the black salamander. He's a bit freaky looking.
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Feb 27, 2021 7:40PM
Raymond Cardona
Black squirrels are very common in central Canada, and I know someone who owned an all black guinea pig. Bonnie
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Dec 31, 2020 5:17PM
Elizabeth Holmes
Black sheep ?
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Sep 27, 2020 3:42AM
Lilian Ling
The black squirrels where I live are driving me crazy this year. I’ve been waging WW3 with them because as fast as I plant up my tubs and hanging baskets they uproot everything in order to bury their ‘treasures’. They also dig up, and eat, every spring bulb I plant except for daffodils and yellow tulips. Guess I’m going to have to settle for a yellow spring garden!
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Aug 6, 2020 4:50PM
Lourdes Ayala
I had a melanistic cat! All black, all over! Vet said he was very rare because normally black cats had a few white hairs somewhere on their bodies which saved them from being killed during and after the black plaque. All totally black cats are extremely rare.
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Jul 19, 2020 6:41PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
They are beautiful Animals ,i have seen plenty of black Squirrel here in Canada
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Jul 12, 2020 9:14PM
Madi Marven
How beautiful XX
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May 26, 2020 8:52AM
David Mccann
That’s fact ninakamwene,
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Apr 5, 2020 5:13PM
ninakamwene
Robert Mookerdum, DITTO
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Mar 30, 2020 11:44PM
Carole Hirth
I fed and my trees housed a family of black squirrels at my old house. As well as the King squirrel and red squirrels!
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Mar 30, 2020 5:02PM
Krishna Chandra Singh Sanger
Black squirrels. Saw a few in Hastings, Nebraska, USA.
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Mar 30, 2020 2:50PM
Beth Mac Watters
Never saw a black squirrel,very interesting
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Mar 28, 2020 9:22PM
jch
jch
Beautiful occurrences take place in nature. All we have to do is protect and admire them.
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Mar 28, 2020 11:09AM
Linda Drayer
Black and really glossy! Really look beautiful.
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Mar 27, 2020 11:21PM

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