One woman died and a man lost all his limbs from a bacteria transmitted through the saliva of seemingly harmless dogs and cats. The infection is considered rare, but the two cases happened in the span of a single month.
An extremely rare albino turtle was recently spotted in Australia. This turtle was the last of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
A rare white giraffe named Omo was recently spotted in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Rather than being albino, Omo has dark eyes and a genetic condition that makes her pale and unable to produce pigment in skin Although she is alive and well in the park, researchers say her unique coloration may make her a target for poaching.