Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) | A rare albino fawn has been spotted in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district at the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) on the Indo-Nepal border.
Divisional forest officer (DFO), KWS, Akash Deep Badhawan, tweeted a picture of the fawn, seen with an adult spotted deer.
A picture, taken by a member of a gharial conservation team working at the sanctuary and shared on Twitter by the DFO on March 9, is doing the rounds on the internet.
While posting the picture, Badhawan tweeted, “Staying true to its tagline, Katarniaghat – Where rare is common.”
Staying true to its tagline, “Katarniaghat- Where rare is common”, an albino spotted deer fawn was sighted this morning.
PC – Pulkit Gupta, Gharial Conservation Team pic.twitter.com/KPYCQzTp1P
— Akash Deep Badhawan, IFS (@aakashbadhawan) March 9, 2023
The DFO said albinism is a rare genetic condition caused by mutations of certain genes that affect the amount of melanin in humans and animals as well.
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