We have been holidaying in our neighbouring Australian State of Victoria, showing many of the tourist attractions to a visiting friend from a neighbouring State on the other side of us, the vast State of Western Australia. This friend comes from the same area where I once raised kangaroos, and so when we heard at the local Information Centre that we could view a pair of these creatures that were just a little bit different, we were all interested.
A small animal reserve alongside a nearby family picnic spot contained some emus, and several varieties of ducks, some koalas and a large variety of birds. For us however, the most intriguing inhabitants were a pair of snow-white kangaroos. OK, so we are aware that there are albinos in almost all species of animals, although individual cases are quite rare – in fact estimated at one in 10,000 marsupials are born with albinism. (more…)