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    The only known golden zebra in existence!

    Many people refer to Zoe as an albino, but Zoe actually is not an albino zebra. She has a condition called amelanosis.
    Amelanism, or amelanosis, is a pigmentation abnormality characterized by the lack of color pigments called melanins. Albinism is the complete absense of color pigments or melanins.




    Zoe’s body is white and her stipes are a beautiful golden beige color. She also has beautiful bright blue eyes!


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    Well there is the fact that amelanosis is a form of albinism....


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    Isn't "lack of" and "absence of" basically the same thing? or at least varying degrees of the same thing?
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Very interesting though and a remarkable effect.
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    Weird. Only the other day I bought an album by a band called Gold Zebra.

    What's the word we use to describe that? When you've never heard of something before, then you start seeing it all over the place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwirko View Post
    Weird. Only the other day I bought an album by a band called Gold Zebra.

    What's the word we use to describe that? When you've never heard of something before, then you start seeing it all over the place?
    The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.
    Not sure it is a proper "scientific" name though.

    Wiki redirects to here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baader-Meinhof_phenomenon
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    When you've never heard of something before, then you start seeing it all over the place?
    Being pregnant? Buying a red car?

    Suddenly the world seems full of pregnant women, or red cars. They were there the day before, you just didn't notice them.
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    Shall we take bets on whether Some will return to actually address the comments here?
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    Thanks. Now I just noticed a pregnant red car.

    Stupid Baader-Meinhof...
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    That sucker would look awesome hanging on my wall.
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    looks cool.

    but yeah, what the first two posts said
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    Is it the only one in existence, or the only one in captivity? Citation, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I thought Baader-Meinhoff were those Red Army Faction guys who robbed banks etc- I'd never heard of it in this respect...
    The best (from a personal preference PoV) explanation I have seen for that name is that someone had recently learnt about that militant group and then kept seeing further references to them.
    So they decided to name the phenomenon after Baader-Meinhoff.

    But as to what the actual origin is...*shrug*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Is it the only one in existence, or the only one in captivity? Citation, please.
    The original source is here: Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary
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