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Melanistic Animals

The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern United States, Ontario, Quebec, parts of the Northeastern United States and Britain.

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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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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

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

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Black Elephant, Sri Lanka. I've spent a fair amount of time in Sri Lanka but never seen one like this!

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Black Lion Looks Amazing

Black Lion Looks Amazing - Hmmm. I'm not sure but he looks Photoshopped. If there is a melanistic lion like this out there, I would be appropriately amazed and astounded. Not to mention entirely in love.

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Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)

Melanism Vs. Albinism

Melanism Vs. Albinism (some of these are photoshopped, I'm sure, but there are several that appear not to be. An interesting phenomena for sure)

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