Monday, November 22, 2010

Animals of a Different Color

Animals with odd coloring have always interested me. Albino, melanistic, piebald...they all just illicit so much wonder that I feel like sharing some of my favorite images I've found from around the web.

They apparently fascinate other people too since zoo's and aquariums have displays of oddly colored critters either as permanent residents or travelling exhibits. They always draw huge crowds and I've even had the pleasure of seeing a large albino Alligator at the Cleveland Zoo when I was little.

The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn. has three lobsters that are uniquely colored: Blue, Pumpkin and Calico.

So here are some pictures I've found on Google; they're lumped by color group. I hope you enjoy looking at them like I do! Who knows? Maybe you'll have a chance to see one for yourself.





The purple polar bear is Pelusa in Mendoza City zoo Argentina. The color came from medication for a skin illness.
The purple squirrel is Pete and he was found at Meoncross School in Stubbington, Hampshire. One theory is that he chewed on a purple pen and while grooming himself he spread the ink all over, but that's definately not conclusive.

As you can see, the animal world has all sorts of things that boggle the mind. Normal need not apply. *chuckle*



  1. Cool! The half-and-half apple is awesome!

  2. That pied squirrel lad me here! :)

  3. I want to share this link on Facebook do you got a way? I love all the work you have done on collecting all these pictures and information. I see many signs in them and the end result really isn't good