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What type of animal is a white lion?

White lions are not a separate subspecies of lion (panthera Leo). Their rare colour is caused by a mutation, called leucism, which is the same condition that causes the appearance of black panthers. These mutations very rarely occur in nature… Full Answer

Are piebald horses common?

A piebald is an animal, such as a http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Horse?qsrc=3044 or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Ball_python?qsrc=3044, that has a spotting pattern of large unsegmented (sometimes expressed as white) areas and normally pigmented patches (black in the horse pictured). The colour of the animal's skin underneath… Full Answer