05/27/2019 00:55 EDT | Updated 05/27/2019 10:32 EDT

World's Rarest Panda Caught On Camera In China For First Time Ever

The first known albino panda was caught on wildlife camera at Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan.

Wildlife cameras have captured an image of what is believed to be the world’s only known albino giant panda, China’s state-run media reported over the weekend.

The People’s Daily said the panda was spotted last month at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan: 

There are other images of pandas often described as “albino” in online posts. However, they are not true albino pandas. Most maintain the distinctive panda markings, but with lighter colors.

China Daily said the panda in the new image is believed to be a juvenile between 1 and 2 years old.

Its gender is not known, but the website said wildlife officials are planning to set up more cameras in an attempt to capture additional images.  

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