White Bambi: The incredibly rare sight of an albino baby deer frolicking in the wilderness

By | January 22, 2010

The rare baby albino deer dubbed 'White Bambi' is spotted in the Italian wilderness by two bush walkersThese are the amazing pictures of an incredibly rare baby albino deer dubbed ‘White Bambi’ hiding with its mother in the Italian wilderness.

Disturbed by a rustling in the forest the brilliant white deer turns to face it’s stalker, luckily this shot is only with a camera.

The little fawn, thought to be only eight months old, was sighted in the woods by walkers Massimo Del DIn and his daughter Deborah.

The pair had been trekking in the beautiful Dolomite region, in Belluno, in the Italian Alps, when they caught sight of Bambi through the trees.

Through the branches the little deer and it’s mother, who has normal colouring, can be seen turning to face the camera.

Italian authorities have been quick to declare Bambi out of bounds to hunters in the region, which number some 3,500 with a licence to shoot.

It is hoped the measure will stop this Bambi aping his Disney film namesake who famously lost his mother when she was shot by hunters.

Giammaria Sommavilla, provincial police chief of Belluno, confirmed the sighting as extremely rare.

He said: ‘I could not believe my eyes, I have never seen an animal like so.

‘It is indeed an albino fawn in the picture, taken together with her mother, who instead is normal colour.

‘This is not very often we spot something like him, it is very rare and the last records date back many decades.’ …

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