Daniel albino was captured on the recording by a forester from the Zamrzenica Forest Inspectorate (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship). The State Forests reported that among mammals, albinism, i.e. vitiligo, is diagnosed once in about 100,000 births. In the case of deer living in our country, white coloration is most often found in fallow deer.
Forest Inspector Sebastian Nowak from the Zamrzenica Forest Inspectorate, which is located in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, captured a majestic animal – a white fallow deer – on the recording. The animal walked among the trees and looked directly at the camera.
“The news about the media career of the beautiful “white” fallow deer spread like lightning in the forest. Please be especially careful and pay attention to fallow deer running into the frame of the lens” – wrote Nadleśnictwo Zamrzenica on Tuesday on the Facebook profile.
Albinism (albinism) is manifested by unusual changes in the color of the skin, hair, feathers or irises of the eyes, which turn white, unusual for a given species. This is quite a rare phenomenon, because the genes conditioning it are recessive, explained Anna Karczewska from the Municipal Zoological Garden in an interview with tvnmeteo.pl in Warsaw. Such an animal has problems with camouflage, so also with getting food or hiding. She added that albinism in animals is associated with poor eyesight or blindness and other health problems.
According to the State Forests in December 2020, among mammals, albinism is diagnosed once in about 100,000 births. In the case of deer living in our country, white coloration is most often found in fallow deer.
Experts from the State Forests distinguish three types of albinism – true, where there is a complete lack of pigments in the cells and iris of the eyes, partial – in which the lack of melanin appears only in some parts of the body, and leucine – consisting of partial loss of color in various parts of the body except for the eyes.
tvnmeteo.pl, State Forests
Main photo source: Sebastian Nowak, Zamrzenica Forest District, State Forests