While a very striking looking dog, albinism is a mutant gene that causes a multitude of health issues, including, but not limited to, sensitivity to light, vision problems due to an abnormality of the retinas, skin lesions and cancers, and sun burn. There is also concern over temperament, as these dogs have been inbred solely for colour, with concerns ranging from fear biting to complete aggression and a general instability.
The first recorded albino doberman was born in 1976, and heavily inbred from thereafter to reproduce more dogs with the mutation.
“How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf.”
ridiculously awesome glass bottle we got from david’s parents that comes with stopper, wire cage and wire stand. I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THE AWESOME. i somehow feel like i should fill it with boar’s blood or something.
Yes, blood would look awesome in it! *0*
Red Kite (by Jonsfotos)
Source: Flickr / johnjfreeman
On January 14th, the Sao Paulo Zoo in Brazil welcomed a new resident, a male baby Oncilla named Poli. (It’s pronounced AWN-sill-uh, by the way.) The cub’s mother, Luiza, is one of the last melanistic Oncilla remaining in captivity today. Melanism is a genetic mutation causing dark pigmentation, so rather than being spotted, Luiza’s coat is entirely black. Despite the mother’s mutation, Poli was born with the more common spotted fur pattern.
See many more photos of the adorable little cub and find out more about Oncillas at ZooBorns!
Okay, agora eu realmente quero ir pra São Paulo! *w*
Bienvenidos Furs del mundo from FaceBook….
It reminds me of a mandarin duck, but I’m not sure…
Microsoft Word: Fragment, consider revising…
Me: Yes I know it’s a fragment, it’s there because I want it to be there *clicks ignore*
Microsoft Word: *a minuet later* Fragment, consider revising…
I feel your pain…. DX
“Hide me, bro, hide me! DX”
How cute! >w<
Banff motorcyclist pursued by ‘massive’ grey wolf along stretch of B.C. highway, takes pictures
Last Saturday, Banff mechanic Tim Bartlett was christening a new motorcycle through the Rocky Mountains when he had a rare wildlife encounter that was equal parts terrifying and enchanting. On a stretch of British Columbia’s Highway 93, a massive grey wolf emerged from the trees, lunged at his speeding ride and chased after him at full speed as he pulled away.
The story would have become little more than another legend clanging around the roadhouses of Western Canada if Mr. Bartlett had not whipped a camera out of his top pocket to record the event for posterity; capturing a series of rare snapshots that have since been beamed around the world. The Post’s Tristin Hopper reached him by phone on Friday morning. (Courtesy of Tim Bartlett)
How awesome! *0*
how does this have so many notes???????????
Because it’s very pretty! And probably ended up at a popular blog. I’ve had that happen once! XD
by Christian Falk
photo shoot of my costumes from confuzzled last month! :)
suits vary in age from 4 years to a few months
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