The increased development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin and hair of an animal is called Melanism, and is the opposite of Albinism. Just like Albinism results in stunningly white animals, Melanism can create all-black animals that are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they’re real.

1. King Penguin.
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2. Adelie Penguin.
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3. Jaguar.
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4. Wolf.
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5. Deer.
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6. Squirrel.
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7. Chicken.
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8. Seal.
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9. Springbok.
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10. Serval.
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11. Barn Owl.
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12. Turtle.
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13. Zebra.
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14. Geoffroy’s Cat (a wild cat native to South America).
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15. Coyote.
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16. Clouded Leopard.
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17. Camel.
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18. Eastern Blue Tongue Lizards.
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19. Bobcat.
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20. Groundhog.
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21. Jungle Cat.
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22. Raccoon.
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23. Cobra.
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24. Fox.
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Aren’t these melanistic animals just beautiful?

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