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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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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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 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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Black Barn Owl and normal Barn Owl. Blacks are mutant and would be killed by other owls the wild but this one was forn at Herford Owl Rescue

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