Top 10 Beautiful Black (Melanistic) Animals

Top 10 Beautiful Black (Melanistic) Animals

These dark creatures are not just animals from fairy tales, but real living animals. Just like albinism results of stunningly white animals melanism can create all-black animals that are so beautiful. Sometimes it’s even hard to believe that they are real. Here you can check out these top 10 amazing black creatures.

1. Melanistic Owls

Melanistic Barn Owl

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Snowy owls are the largest North American owls, and they’re among the largest owls in the world. Males are typically smaller than females. During breeding season, which begins in May, these owls can be found on open tundra habitats all the way around the Arctic Circle. Despite their name, most snowy owls are not all snowy white. They range from all white to black and white, with some dark patterns, prominent bars, except on their face which is always white. Females usually have more dark markings than males. But neither snow owl is completely black, unless it has that melanic gene. Black or white, owls are a little bit scary looking animals, but this melanistic owl has a subtle charismatic charm its white buddies can’t match.

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