VIDEO: white echidna sighted in Tasmania
HAVE YOU EVER seen a white echidna before? The rare colouring is manifestation of a gene mutation that disrupts the production of melanin, which colours eyes, skin, hair, fur and leaves. Without this pigment animals or plants default to white or colourless states.
- Australia’s white animals.
- GALLERY: nature’s white animals.
- Albino animals: pale rarities in a coloured world.