Penguin also prone to diseases because it lacks a black pigmentation
Hatched in mid-December at Gdansk Zoo but sex has not yet been identified
Director Michal Targowski said bird would have been first to be attacked in wild
PUBLISHED: 19:30, 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 02:20, 23 March 2019
An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at a Polish zoo but faces being rejected by other birds because it is the odd one out.
The albino penguin hatched in mid-December at Gdansk zoo, and has been under veterinary care since then.
In footage of its release, the timid little bird is shown being prodded into its new enclosure with its companions.
In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival.
At its new home, it has its parents and two other birds for company.
The bird's sex has not yet been determined. It weighs 1.1 pounds and stands 11 inches tall.