Australian albino echidna saved

This video from Australia says about itself:

‘Casper’, a rare albino echidna, has been given a new lease of life after being released into the wild on the outskirts of Canberra on Thursday.

From the BBC:

18 October 2012 Last updated at 11:49 GMT Help

A rare albino echidna has been released after being rescued on the outskirts of Canberra, Australia.

‘Casper’ was found by the side of a busy road two weeks ago, and has been recuperating with carers since.

His new home is Tidbinbilla, a protected nature reserve away from traffic, where it is hoped he will find a mate.

Echidnas are egg-laying mammals which use their long noses and tongues to eat ants and termites.

Brett McNamara, Australian Capital Territory Parks and Conservation Ranger, explains the rare find.

See also here.

October 2012. Reader Pat Wolesky, from Minnesota USA, has sent us this image of an albino squirrel: here.

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