Friday, April 13, 2012

One strange cat: "Strawberry leopard"

Cat likely has a genetic condition

All species are subject to the occasional genetic quirk, which can result in an all-black jaguar or an albino human or whatever.  This case is uniqure: no one has ever seen a pink-coated leopard before.   It may have a condition called erythrism that can result in an excess of red pigments.  Otherwise, the leopard seems fine, and the odd coat hasn't kept him from hunting successfully.  Just a reminder that Nature's card deck occasionally deals a really strange hand. 

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