Cosmo was born in early January at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville and employees were blown away when they saw his rare white color.
We are not aware of any leucistic red kangaroo in the United States, proving just how rare this occurrence is!
Animal Adventure Park
The joey, who is actually a red kangaroo, has a mutation that caused him to be born totally white.
Contrary to what you might think, Cosmo is not albino — he is a leucistic red kangaroo.
According to the park, the difference is that Cosmo still has black color pigmentation in his eyes rather than the normally anticipated red-eyed albino mutation.
The little joey is perfectly healthy, despite his exceptional coloring that makes him even more adorable.
A post on the Animal Adventure Park's Instagram shows Cosmo meeting his dad, Boomer, who has the typical coloring of a red kangaroo.
Once the Animal Adventure Park reopens in the spring, visitors who are looking forward to seeing the roos will be in for a special treat.