VIDEO: white echidna sighted in Tasmania

By AG STAFF | October 16, 2017

See the video of a rare albino echidna spotted in Tasmania’s Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula.

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.