It is rare to see a white moose let alone two. (submitted by Nicole Leblanc/ CBC)

Rare white moose captured on video

Maurice Lamothe and Nicole Leblanc were driving in northern Ontario when they came upon a white moose and her calf. Neither had ever seen one before, although Lamothe is a hunter and is often out in the wilderness.

The sighting occurred just 15 minutes from the town of Foleyet. The area is considered a hotbed for albino moose sightings.

The gene for a white coat is recessive and is more likely to be passed on in isolated populations. (submitted by Nicole Leblanc/ CBC)

Rare and rarely seen

The animals exist right across Canada but are rare and rarely seen. They occur more often in an isolated population of moose where the recessive gene for white colouring is more likely to be passed on.

Leblanc took the video of the moose and posted it on Facebook. There have so far been 1.5 million views.

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