Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gorgeous Rare "Strawberry" Leopard

Tourists to South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve have been saying there was a red leopard on the property but until photographer Deon De Villiers snapped this photo there was no proof. Experts believe the male leopard's unusual hue is due to a genetic condition known as Erythrism that can cause an over-production of red skin pigment though it's not been documented before in leopards. LINK: BuzzFeed

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