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Animals All In Black (10 pics)

Posted in Animals   17 Mar 2012   / 10825 views

These animals are the opposite of albino, and have an excess of melanin, which makes them look much sleeker. Also they are known as melanistic animals.

 



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Peanut 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Never heard of this before.
       
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jubyp0b 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It is called 'melanism'.

Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism. It is also the medical term for black jaundice. The word 'melanism' is deduced from the Greek: μελανός, meaning black pigment.
       
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orendadude 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Crap...saw the title of this post and was expecting pics of Africans!
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