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Albino Gorilla Was Result of Inbreeding

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – June 19th, 2013

Snowflake was the only albino western lowland gorilla known to man.
Snowflake was the only albino western lowland gorilla known to man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Sorokanich

National Geographic

Published June 18, 2013

Snowflake the gorilla gained notoriety for being the only known albino of his species. Now the late ape is making headlines again over the recent postmortem discovery that he was inbred.

Snowflake, a western lowland gorilla, was born in the wild in Equatorial Guinea (map). In 1966 he was taken to the Barcelona Zoo in Barcelona, Spain, where he lived until his death from skin cancer in 2003.

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