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.

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.

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

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

lol the tiger and lion are Photoshopped, that's not what they look like when they have melanism.

lol the tiger and lion are Photoshopped, that's not what they look like when they have melanism.

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism.

Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism.

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