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This Rare White Moose Caught On Camera Is 1 Of Only 100 Alive

"Sometimes it’s easy to understand how our ancestors believed in magical, mythical creatures."

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The moose is not albino, like other all-white animals. Instead, its fur coloring is a genetic mutation, according to the BBC.

After the BBC posted a video of the animal, the milky moose went viral on social media for its beautiful and unique color.

WOOOW WHAT A BEAUTY 🌏 https://t.co/S16ewqLFNw

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People wanted to protect the pure creature.

IF ANYBODY EVEN GOES NEAR THEM I’M COMING FOR YOU https://t.co/KQJfnPsuyw

And others thought it was straight out of a fantasy novel.

It's so majestic and big! I can see Gandalf the White or Galadrial from LOTR riding it. It must've been adorable as… https://t.co/pRZqPSiAR6

"Sometimes it’s easy to understand how our ancestors believed in magical, mythical creatures," noted one person.

Sometimes it’s easy to understand how our ancestors believed in magical, mythical creatures. https://t.co/0YoXu8V0sw

Though some people thought its strange coloring may just be another sign of the sure-to-be-coming apocalypse.

It has begun. All will unfold now as foretold by the ancient ones. "Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden"… https://t.co/jLed2d4JdA

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Does it grant wishes?

This has got to mean something right? If we hunt it and spare it do we get our wishes granted? Who's up for a trip… https://t.co/TvBox8fOV8

It's all coming into place...

When the great white moose doth appear on shore, and the dark night blacken the sun... / https://t.co/CdKyBQEjeO

No matter what the moose is a sign of, we can all agree it is pretty cool.

look at this rare white moose. bask in its splendour, drink in its majesty, worship its beauty. https://t.co/h5vD4oxH17

Isn't nature amazing?

White moose is rare species due to peculiar mutation in fur color genes. #nature is #beautiful @WWF @IUCN… https://t.co/vW2YzFRGid

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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