They get images for the first time of an albino panda in a reserve of China

A nature reserve in Sichuan Province, in the center of China, is the place where it has been seen first time in history to an albino panda in freedom. The photograph of the animal, which has red eyes, was taken by an infrared camera located more than 2,000 meters of altitude.

According to experts from the Wolong reserve, which took the snapshot in mid-April, it could be a exemplary one to two years old who seems to be in good health, although its sex is unknown.

The existence of genes that cause albinism in pandas was already known, although it is about the first time a photograph of a completely white skin is photographed. However, some specimens had already been sighted 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. Meanwhile, Li Sheng, a researcher at Peking University, explains to CNN that "the panda he seems strong and his steps are firm, a sign that the genetic mutation has not prevented his life. "

The color albino is very detrimental to live in the natural habitat since it can be seen much better by the predators

According to the last census of pandas carried out in 2014 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), there are only 1,864 copies in the world, and its natural habitat is currently limited to six mountainous areas distributed in the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu.

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