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Tigers - two Rare Species - White Tiger and Black Tiger (recessive trait causing melanism: resulting in all black pigmentation of skin and fur)

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Pictures of the day: 11 February 2010

A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In the Americas, wild 'black panthers' may be black jaguars (Panthera onca), while in Asia and Africa, black leopards (Panthera pardus)

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The opposite of Albinism is called Melanism and it is very rare Here is a photo of an albino and a melanistic together

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“ A lion with melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. isnt nature...

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Pictures of the day: 5 December 2012

Rowan Byrne sent us this picture of a rare melanistic green sea turtle on Rosalie beach, Dominica in the Caribbean. If you have a photograph you'd like us to consider for a picture gallery, please email it to mypic@telegraph.co.uk, supplying a little info on where and when the picture was taken. Picture: www.marinecreatures.com

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What Kind Of Unicorn Are You? [For Girls, Only]

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

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