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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."

Posted on August 14, 2017, at 12:49 p.m. ET

A rare white moose has been caught on camera swimming in a stream in Sweden, the BBC reported on Sunday.


The animal, which was filmed in Värmland, is 1 of an estimated 100 of its kind, the BBC reported.


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.


People wanted to protect the pure creature.


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…

"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.

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"…

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…

It's all coming into place...

When the great white moose doth appear on shore, and the dark night blacken the sun... /

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.

Isn't nature amazing?

White moose is rare species due to peculiar mutation in fur color genes. #nature is #beautiful @WWF @IUCN…

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