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:


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).


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.