Zoo in Poland welcomes rare white penguin

A zoo in Poland has a new resident -- an albino penguin!

The director of the zoo says the penguin is very lucky to have been born at the zoo.

Albino penguins are rare because they're the first to be attacked by predators as they stand out in the wild.

The director said all albinos are also prone to disease.

The black pigment that's responsible for ordinary penguins' feathers and skin color is also a protective layer.

-----
Follow us on YouTube
Send a News Tip to Action News
Learn More About 6abc Apps
Related topics:
pets & animalszoo
Copyright © 2019 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.