Giant Albino Snail
Given their propensity for a less-than-speedy gait, it’s no wonder snails evolved to blend in with their surroundings — but for one snail in particular, genetics had other things in mind. Recently, while exploring the undergrowth in New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park, a group of hikers made an extraordinary discovery: a giant, albino Powelliphanta snail seeming to cope quite well with its bright-white appearance. The find is so rare, in fact, that even snail experts say this is only the second time they’ve ever seen anything like it.
Albino Wombats - All white on the night: Rare albino wombat cubs rescued
The two Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat cubs, whose white coats make them easy prey for dingos, were tired and hungry after going walkabout
By a ripper stroke of luck, these two rare albino wombats were rescued.
The two Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat cubs, whose white coats make them easy prey for dingos, were tired and hungry after going walkabout.
But Icy and Pola were found and nursed back to health by Val Salmon’s team at Ceduna Rescue Centre in the south Australian outback.
The cuddly duo are only the second and third white wombats to be seen at the sanctuary in more than 30 years.
Cockatiels - illustration