Watch: Rare white deer spotted at Cherry Creek Campground


DENVER (KDVR) — A rare white deer, also known as a leucistic deer, was spotted at Cherry Creek Campground on Wednesday morning.

Grace Purvis shared the video saying, “I woke up to a few visitors this morning! I spotted this rare white deer at Cherry Creek Campground.”

Albino deer at Cherry Creek Campground. Credit: Grace Purvis

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says leucistic animals lack pigment over all or part of their bodies. Leucism is a recessive genetic trait and a rare sight to see.

This isn’t the first time a leucistic deer has been spotted in Colorado. The rare phenomenon was also captured on camera in Aurora last March.

 CPW says only about one in 30,000 mule deer are leucistic.

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