Albino Animals: They’re One in a Million and as Cool, as it Gets

Lucky the Albino Lobster: Yes, Those Are His Real Colors

Lucky the lobster may look like he rolled around in a box of pastels, but that’s just his coloring. It’s not clear whether he’s fully albino or leucistic, but either way, it’s a rare pigmentation for a lobster. A fisherman caught him in a net but decided not to turn him over to the restaurant business.


Robinson Russell

Lucky lives at a Canadian aquarium. Lobsters are typically greenish-brown and turn red only when cooked because the heat breaks certain proteins the red pigment is attached to. Albino lobsters are the rarest kind. The odds of finding one are one in 100 million.

Ever seen an albino zebra? It’s pretty amazing! See the next photo.

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