Rare Albino Penguin Makes Its Debut at Poland Zoo

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A rare albino penguin made his debut at a zoo in Poland. 

The penguin, which was born in December, would have struggled to survive in the wild because it would likely have been rejected by its fellow penguins, according The Associated Press. 

Its distinctive coloring “would have become the very first to be attacked by predators,” Gdansk Zoo director Michal Targowski said. 

Albinism is a congenital disorder that causes a lack of pigment in resulting in white hair, feathers and pink eyes.

The penguin's sex is not yet known. 

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