Meet Amina Ependieva – A Chechen Girl Who Is Admired For Her Unusual Beauty

Meet Amina Ependieva – A Chechen Girl Who Is Admired For Her Unusual Beauty
Amina Arsakova

A girl from Chechnya is admired for her unusual beauty, but Albinism is not the only thing that distinguishes her from others. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photographs Of The World’s Biggest Albino Family

Fascinating Photographs Of The World's Biggest Albino Family

The Pullan children Shankar, 24, Ramkishan, 19, and Vijay, 25 (back row), along with daughters Deepa, 21 (left) and Pooja, 18 (right) all inherited albinismn from their father Rosetauri and mother Mani (centre). Continue reading »

Meet Diandra Forrest, Stunning Albino African American Model

Meet Diandra Forrest, Stunning Albino African American Model

This green-eyed blonde with African features made a splash in the fashion world. According to critics, Diandra Forrest has an absolute beauty, and her story – contemporary Cinderella’s story. Continue reading »

Albino Twins From Brazil Are Challenging The Fashion Industry With Their Unique Beauty

Albino Twins From Brazil Are Challenging The Fashion Industry With Their Unique Beauty
Vinicius Terranov

Lara and Mara Bawar are not your average supermodels, but their striking appearance is sending shockwaves through the fashion industry. The 11-year-old twins from São Paulo, Brazil, have albinism, a condition that causes a lack of skin and hair pigment, and they embrace it to the fullest. Continue reading »

Hunted in Tanzania, Saved in Philadephia: Young Albino Kids Rescued from the Albino Hunters

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Persecution of people with albinism (sometimes abbreviated PWA) may occur for different reasons. One is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinistic people can transmit magical powers. Such superstition is present especially in some parts of the African Great Lakes region, it has been promulgated and exploited by witch doctors and others who use such body parts as ingredients in rituals, concoctions and potions with the claim that their magic will bring prosperity to the user (“muti” or medicine murder). As a result, people with albinism have been persecuted, killed and dismembered, and graves of albinos dug up and desecrated. At the same time, people with albinism have also been ostracised and even killed for exactly the opposite reason, because they are presumed to be cursed and bring bad luck. The persecutions of people with albinism take place mostly in Black African communities, especially among East Africans. Continue reading »

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris
One of the two one-year-old albino alligator is seen in a vivarium at the Tropical aquarium in Paris, February 12, 2014. The two alligators are the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species and will presented to the public in a vivarium. (Photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters) Continue reading »

Rare Albino Hedgehogs Babies in a Private Zoo in Moscow

Rare Albino Hedgehogs Babies in a Private Zoo in Moscow

An albino hedgehog baby sits in a plush bed in a private Zoo in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, August 22, 2013. Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. The three are named after the Prince of Cambridge – George, Alexander and Louis. On Thursday, when they turned one month old, they were shown their new home at the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Photos by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP Photo. Continue reading »