We’re massive nature lovers, so when something like this pops up we get a bit excited.
How excited? Well, we have crates of replacement mugs in our store room simply because it’s the closest thing to throw against a wall in celebration.
Yes, that’s happened before. It’s happened before a lot…
This white moose was recently spotted in Sweden and has had a lot of nature lovers unable to leave their chair until everyone else has left the office.
These people should also be avoided at all times, especially on work trips.
Despite the animal’s all-white appearance, it’s colouring does not result from albinism, a congenital condition that results in a loss of pigmentation.
Göran Ericsson is a professor of elk and moose (how’s that for a profession? I’m a professor of staying indoors and looking at memes…) for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
He explained that, while the condition is rare, he sees news of white moose surface every year, and it’s possible the prevalence of these ghostly animals is increasing.
“Hunters have chosen to not kill any moose that are light,” said Ericsson.
In other words, with white moose being effectively protected, natural selection might be making the condition more common.