The world is an interesting place to visit because it is both unique and different from other places. Conditions like leucism, albinism, and piebaldism are very strange. They are both puzzling and beautiful.
Today, we thought it would be fun to show you some cool pictures of a cute baby deer named Dragon. At birth, his mother didn’t want him and didn’t care about him. So, he was taken in by two kind men with big hearts at an animal shelter in Cedar Springs called Deer Tracks Junction. After that, the baby deer was called the Dragon.
Piebald is a genetic trait that Dragon has. Piebaldism happens when the skin and hair don’t have any melanocyte cells. Melanin cells make melanin pigment, which helps give the skin, eyes, and hair their colors. When there aren’t enough melanocytes, skin spots and hair get lighter. That’s really why Dragon’s underside is still white.
Piebaldism is not a normal trait at all. It is unique. About 1% of deer are born with this problem, and their life expectancy is also low because their mothers leave them when they are born. Due to the loss of pigments, they are more likely to be eaten by dangerous animals. And their eyesight and hearing are not as good as those of other animals. All of these things make it possible that you could become a prey at any time. Dragon, on the other hand, was much luckier than the others because he was raised by humans.
Even though everyone liked being around him, he died just before his first birthday because of health problems. “Well, I never wanted to have to make this kind of change. Even with all the medical help we could get, our little Dragon died. It’s been hard here, and everyone will miss him a lot,” Deer Tracks Junction wrote on their official Facebook page.
One thing is for sure, though, and that is that Dragon will always have cute memories. He will always be remembered as the cutest, most unique deer at Deer Tracks Junction, where people with big hearts took care of him. Visit Deer Tracks Junction YouTube channel for more lovely stories like that. And don’t forget to share this story with your loved ones.