It's been a while since I've taken pics of kangaroos for the blog, how I would love to say I had taken these shots in the bush but I can't! Aimee and I went to the Perth Zoo yesterday to see the baby giraffe. Walking through the Australian bushwalk on the way out we came across the extraordinary sight of two rare albino kangaroos lying in the sun chillin' with the mob :) Albino kangaroos, or white kangaroos are quite rare. In an albino kangaroo 'the normal colouring is absent, and the kangaroo has white fur and sometimes (not always) pink eyes. As with all albino animals, albino kangaroos have a reduced amount of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin, and hair. Albino kangaroos rarely survive long in the wild. Their eyes and skin have increased sensitivity to sunlight, so they are more prone to sunburn. Their lack of camouflage (white colouring stands out in the wild) also makes them easy targets for predatory animals and birds of prey. Albino kangaroos often have impaired vision as well, so may find it more difficult to dodge predators'. So white they were hard to snap in the sunlight, aren't they lovely. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..