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Rare albino camel is captured on camera in a nature reserve in China

Rare albino camel captured on camera in a wildlife sanctuary in China as the animal is believed to be the first of its kind in the world

  • The animal was spotted in a wildlife sanctuary in Gansu Province in northwest China
  • The images show how the camel with its all-white skin drinks water from a pool
  • It is believed to be a wild Bactrian camel, aged between three and four years

A wild albino camel has been captured by infrared camera in a wildlife sanctuary in northwest China, as the rare animal is believed to be the first of its kind to have been sighted in the world.

The images show the animal with its all-white skin drinking from a pool with a dozen brown camels in the Annanba Wild Camel National Nature Reserve in Gansu province.

The camel is said to be a Bactrian camel, a critically endangered species, and about three to four years old, according to staff at the Chinese Nature Reserve.

A wild albino camel has been captured by infrared camera in a wildlife refuge in northwest China as the rare animal is believed to be the first of its kind to be seen in the world

A wild albino camel has been captured by infrared camera in a wildlife refuge in northwest China as the rare animal is believed to be the first of its kind to be seen in the world

According to staff at the Chinese Nature Reserve in Gansu Province, the camel is a Bactrian camel, a critically endangered species, and about three to four years old.

According to staff at the Chinese Nature Reserve in Gansu Province, the camel is a Bactrian camel, a critically endangered species, and about three to four years old.

According to staff at the Chinese Nature Reserve in Gansu Province, the camel is a Bactrian camel, a critically endangered species, and about three to four years old.

China has previously found a wild white-lipped camel in Lop Nur in Xinjiang. But the one captured with the camera on Sept. 11 may well be the first white-skinned camel to have been spotted in the world, a Gansu Reserve employee told Chinese media.

The rare albino camel is seen in the imagery walking through the area with a dozen brown-skinned camels stopping to drink from a pool.

The reserve said the animal’s white skin was visible because the camels were shedding their fur at this time of year. It remains unknown whether the albino camel’s coat would also be white once it matures.

The images show the animal with its all-white skin drinking water from a pool with a dozen brown camels in the Annanba Wild Camel National Nature Reserve in Gansu province

The images show the animal with its all-white skin drinking water from a pool with a dozen brown camels in the Annanba Wild Camel National Nature Reserve in Gansu province

The images show the animal with its all-white skin drinking water from a pool with a dozen brown camels in the Annanba Wild Camel National Nature Reserve in Gansu province

China has previously found a wild white-lipped camel in Lop Nur in Xinjiang. But the one captured on camera on Sept. 11 may well be the first white-skinned camel to have been spotted in the world, a Gansu wildlife sanctuary employee told Chinese media.

China has previously found a wild white-lipped camel in Lop Nur in Xinjiang. But the one captured on camera on Sept. 11 may well be the first white-skinned camel to have been spotted in the world, a Gansu wildlife sanctuary employee told Chinese media.

China has previously found a wild white-lipped camel in Lop Nur in Xinjiang. But the one captured on camera on Sept. 11 may well be the first white-skinned camel to have been spotted in the world, a Gansu wildlife sanctuary employee told Chinese media.

The Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel, is a large cloven-hoofed camel native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, unlike the single-humped dromedary. The file photo shows a Bactrian camel being measured at the London Zoo

The Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel, is a large cloven-hoofed camel native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, unlike the single-humped dromedary. The file photo shows a Bactrian camel being measured at the London Zoo

The Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel, is a large cloven-hoofed camel native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, unlike the single-humped dromedary. The file photo shows a Bactrian camel being measured at the London Zoo

Researchers are also determining whether the camel’s condition is caused by gene mutations or external influences, an employee told Pear Video.

Located between the Kumtag Desert and the Altun Mountains, the Annaba Reserve is home to about a third of China’s total wild camel population.

The Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel, is a large cloven-hoofed camel native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, unlike the single-humped dromedary.

It is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as critically endangered on the Red List of Threatened Species.

The flawless red-eyed animal was photographed trekking through the forest in April 2019 at Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province.

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