It is a fact of common knowledge that among animals there are many albino species, such white dolphins, white tigers, white lion, white crocodiles and what so ever. However, among animals suffering from melanism people usually recognize only panthers, or black cats that were born with recessive genes. This article uncovers the other animal species that can be a subject to melanism condition.

Specifically, one should know that melanism is essential for rattlesnakes and coral snakes, some lizard species, squirrels, deer, foxes and wolves, zebras, penguins, etc. In particular, melanistic king penguin is often the result of mutations, but may also happen due to other factors such as an effect of temperature during pregnancy, which can…



Source by Maria Kruk