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Started by Recusant, June 10, 2022, 05:55:58 AM
QuoteVisitors to a Swiss zoo caught a glimpse on [June 3] of a rare albino Galapagos giant tortoise born in May. The baby tortoise may be a unique sight to behold with fair skin and red eyes. It weighs around 50 grams (1.7 ounces), and fits in the palm of one's hand.Albinism is a genetic condition that results in little or no production of the pigment melanin, which determines the colour of the skin, hair and eyes. In animals, it can be accompanied by loss of sight and hearing.The condition has never been observed in the tortoise species whose skin and shell are usually black, both in captivity and the wild."We are blessed by the gods," said Philippe Morel, owner of Tropiquarium zoo in Servion village, western Switzerland.[Continues . . .]
Quote from: Recusant on June 10, 2022, 05:55:58 AMQuote"We are blessed by the gods,"
Quote"We are blessed by the gods,"
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Asmodean on June 10, 2022, 01:20:17 PMQuote from: Recusant on June 10, 2022, 05:55:58 AMQuote"We are blessed by the gods,"Not so. Blessed by the giant turtle, upon which stand four(?) elephants, upon which the Flat Earth rests. Checkmate, ye Round-Earthers. Check. Mate.