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Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

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Did you know that white lions are real? There are only 3 white lion prides left in the wild. Read about white lion conservationist Linda Tucker's fight to protect Africa's most sacred, rare animal in her new memoir, Saving the White Lions: http://www.northatlanticbooks.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781583946053

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from Mail Online

White lightning strikes twice! Incredibly rare albino squirrel siblings spotted at country park

One in every 100,000 squirrels is born an albino, so it is incredibly rare to see two at the same time ...♥♥...

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rare brown panda - The giant panda is one of nature's cutest and most rare animals. But one subspecies of giant panda is especially rare (and cute). Qinling pandas are brown-and-tan-colored instead of the usual black-and-white. They are named for the only place on Earth where they can be found: the remote Qinling Mountains in western China.

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The Yannan snub-nosed monkey, a very rare weirdly nosed monkey from China that they didn't "discover" until the 1990s. It's diet consists of lichen which takes 10-15 years to recover which means they have to wander over a very large range. They also are the primate that lives at the highest elevation, except for man.

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from Mail Online

Scientists unveil 20 new species ...but with a blue scorpion, and a tarantula the size of a hand, couldn't we have got by without knowing?

Blue Scorpion, one of 20 new species discovered by scientists. Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida (spider classification). PETTING ZOO

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from Toptenz.net

10 Rare Animals That May Be Extinct Soon

Is it a giraffe? Is it a zebra? Is it a ziraffe? A gebra? It’s an Okapi! Ever heard of it? Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-rare-animals.php#ixzz1uIVpoaqA

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