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Rare albino panda caught on camera in China

May 26, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The spotless, red-eyed animal is photographed while trekking through the forest in Sichuan province

This handout photograph taken on April 20, 2019 and released by the Wolong National Nature Reserve on May 26, 2019 shows a rare all-white giant panda in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan province. - A rare all-white panda was caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwestern Sichuan province, showing that albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, reported state media. (Photo by HANDOUT / Wolong National Nature Reserve / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Wolong National Nature Reserve" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

[OPINION] What it's like to live with albinism

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Being an albino is not something one chooses, but to succeed is a goal for everyone – no matter the color of their skin

Zimbabwe holds Miss Albinism beauty pageant to fight stigma

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:08 AM

Zimbabwe is the second African country after Kenya to host such an event

END STIGMA. Zimbabwe's first Miss Albino Sithembiso Mutukura (R) receives a bouquet of flowers after receiving her crown during the inaugural Miss Albinism beauty contest, early on March 17, 2018, in Harare. Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Malawi albinos targeted in 'unprecedented' killing wave – watchdog

Jun 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Amnesty International says albinos in Malawi are being hunted down for their body parts which some believe bring wealth and good luck

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 27, 2015 shows Malawian Albino chidren playing toghether during the International Albinism Awareness Event in Mulanje district.  Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks", Amnesty International said on June 7, 2016 in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices. At least 18 people with albinism -- a hereditary condition that causes an absence of pigmentation in the skin -- have been killed across Malawi since November 2014.   / AFP PHOTO / erico waga

Attackers hack hand off Tanzania albino boy for witchcraft

Feb 17, 2013 - 6:21 PM

The victim Mwigulu Magessa is now recovering in the hospital

DISCRIMINATION. Albinos are discriminated against and persecuted in many African countries. Photo by AFP