Golden Zebra

A Golden Zebra is a zebra born with abnormal pigmentation which produces lighter colored stripes. Meet Zoe, the only golden zebra known to be in captivity:

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While golden zebras may look albino, the condition which causes the lighter stripes is called amelanism and is a lack of color pigments (melanins) in the skin rather than a complete absence of them (albinism).

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Zoe was born in Hawaii and currently resides with her mother and sister, both normal colored zebras, at the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary.

Pictures from Meet Zoe – The Rare Golden Zebra where you can read more about her.

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