translated from Spanish: For the first time an albino panda is captured in China

China.-A natural reserve in the central Chinese province of Sichuan sighted for the first time in history an albino panda bear at Liberty, report today local media. The photograph of the animal, which also has red eyes, was taken by an infrared camera located more than 2000 meters above sea level. According to experts from the Wolong reserve, who took the snapshot in mid-April, it could be a specimen from one to two years old who seems to be in good health, although it is not known what their sex is. It was already known the existence of genes that cause albinism in pandas, although it is the first time you photograph a specimen of skin completely white. However, some specimens had already been spotted with brown skin, something that the experts also considered a genetic mutation. The director of the reserve, Duan Zhaogang, explained that they will install more cameras in the area to track the activities of this peculiar white plantigrade mammal. According to the latest panda census carried out in 2014 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), there are only 1,864 specimens in the world, and its natural habitat is currently limited to six mountainous areas spread over the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. 



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