VIDEO: Piebald Moose Spotted in Newfoundland

Wow! This piebald moose was spotted in Newfoundland.


The moose has it’s unique coloring due to a rare condition known as piebaldism, which is distinct form albinism.

Piebaldism is caused by a genetic mutation which results in patches of unpigmented white fur, skin, and feathers. Although it is often seen in a variety of animals, it is not as common in large mammals such as moose.

Moose, the largest member of the deer family, are found throughout the northern hemisphere in areas with ample food and cover. They inhabit boreal forests and temperate broadleaf and mixed forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose are solitary animals, and only found in herds during the mating season.

The exact cause of this moose’s piebaldism is unknown, but it is likely the result of a genetic mutation. Piebaldism is extremely rare in moose, and this particular moose was spotted in Newfoundland, a Canadian province located in the easternmost part of the country.

Click here to witness yet another incredible moose – the White King of the forest – a now world-famous moose that lives in Värmland, the borderland between Sweden and Norway. This rare creature, sometimes referred to as Spirit Moose, looks like a photoshopped image, but it really exists. Click the photo below to learn more.