Rare Albino raccoon!
January 5, 2016
Friends of Texas Wildlife was very fortunate to recently receive a very rare animal indeed; an albino raccoon! It is thought that the odds of such an animal being born are about 750,000 to 1. This raccoon was inadvertently trapped by someone attempting to catch feral cats. The raccoon was initially brought to a Houston wildlife center (Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition) where he was stabilized, and then shortly thereafter he was transferred to us. This juvenile raccoon is 8-9 months old. He came in injured from trying to escape the trap; he was severely emaciated and quite underweight for his age; and he had a severe infestation of internal parasites. He will not be able to be released back into the wild as his odds of surviving with no natural camouflage would be very slim. As he heals, his temperament will be assessed to see if he may be happy being an educational ambassador. Donations for his care would be greatly appreciated as we will have to construct specialized caging to meet his needs.