Rare White Kangaroo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting a friend’s property outside Gunning in NSW last weekend, we saw this guy with a few of his (brown) mates.
Lucky I had my camera (complete with 300mm lens) at the ready! He was kind enough to stop and
pose for the camera as well. Our friend said a white kangaroo is quite rare, so I feel very lucky, this one was a beauty!

I did a little search, and thanks to the ABC NEWS, I found some interesting info. I’m secretly chuffed to say…
my photo is better than the one in the story!
“According to mammologist Mark Eldridge, principal research scientist at the Australian Museum, white or albino kangaroos
occur once every 50,000 to 100,000 animals. He said the fact that the image was captured in the wild made it even more unique.”
It’s worth reading the rest of this interesting story HERE