Wacky Weekend: Ghostly Animals

Nope, these aren’t actually ghosts! They’re animals with rare conditions that affect their natural pigment, or coloration, so that they’re white. Check out bats, gorillas, alligators, and other eerily odd animals in the photo gallery below.

SQUIRREL CITY: In Olney, Illinois, eastern gray squirrels aren’t always gray—dozens of them are white. The town even has laws to help keep the special squirrels safe.
Photograph by Sean Crane, Minden Pictures
OPEN WIDE: A hungry all-white barn swallow chick opens its mouth so its mom can offer the tasty insect from her beak. The young bird is an albino, which means it has pink eyes but no color on its feathers.
OPEN WIDE: A hungry all-white barn swallow chick opens its mouth so its mom can offer the tasty insect from her beak. The young bird is an albino, which means it has pink eyes but no color on its feathers.
Photograph by Marcel van Kammen, NiS, Minden Pictures