White baby baboon stands out from the crowd

Cute as Fluff: White Baby Baboon Stands Out from the Crowd

This adorable baby baboon stands out from his troop with his pure white fur.

Experts say the baboon suffers from leucism, a condition that does not affect an animal's health, but instead creates white, pale or patchy skin colours through the partial loss of pigmentation.

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Travel photographer Su Elliot stumbled across the beautifully unique creature, who she's fondly named Albo, in June this year when filming at the Marula Lodge National Park in Zambia.

Leucism doesn't just affect monkeys. It has been know to affect zebras, lions, pigeons and more, unlike albinism, leucism luckily doesn't affect the animals' eyes.

However the boisterous baboon's colouring does make him a target for other baboons and for predators too, luckily his mum keeps a very close eye on him.

This is the second time Su has come across the mischievous baboon and she hopes to track him as he gets older.

Most baboons get darker in colouring with age so there is a chance that this little guy will lose his distinctive white colour as he gets older.

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Baby zoo animals around the world
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Baby zoo animals around the world

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

Clinging to his mum, baby Changi meets his public  for the first time at Krefeld Zoo, Germany.

This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.

A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.

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