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A White Koala

Among several koala babies who are starting to emerge from their mothers' pouches at the Australia Zoo in Queensland is one that stands out among the crowd. She's got white fur! She's not an albino, but just has rare white fur due to a recessive gene. While it's possible that her hair may turn darker as she matures, that white fur would be dangerous for animals in the wild, because it will stand out to predators searching for a meal.

The Australia Zoo and Tourism Australia are soliciting suggestions for the white joey's name on Facebook. Many of the comments are names that reference how unique or white she is. See more pictures of the yet-unnamed joey at Mashable.

(Image credit: Australia Zoo)


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