Nature

The Ghost Deer

Clip: Season 31 Episode 12 | 2m 3s

For whitetailed deer, one of the rarest variations of all is color. The ghost deer are colored completely white due to a lack of melanin, a natural pigment found in most organisms. It's a rare recessive gene; and, like humans, only about one out of 20,000 mammals are albino.

Aired: 05/08/13

Expires: 05/08/20

Rating: NR

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