Gorgeous Rare "Strawberry" Leopard

And they say a leopard can’t change its spots. A genetic first has been discovered on a game reserve in South Africa. posted on

Tourists to South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve have been saying there was a red leopard on the property but until photographer Deon De Villiers snapped this photo there was no proof.

Experts believe the male leopard’s unusual hue is due to a genetic condition known as Erythrism that can cause an over-production of red skin pigment though it’s not been documented before in leopards.

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