Archive for January, 2016



Leucism vs. Albinism

Leucism VS. Albinism The above peacock has all white feathers, a pale pink beak and pink feet , however it is not considered an ‘albino”. Why might you ask? The give-away is in the eyes!  Albinism is a condition in which there is an absence of melanin. Melanin is what is present in the skin [...]

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s actual birthday of January 15. Martin Luther King Jr. was best known for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement as well as delivering one of the most famous speeches in American History. The “I Have A [...]

Celebrating Louis Braille’s 206th Birthday!

Louis Braille was born on January 4th, 1809 in a small town near Paris, France. After an accident with a sharp tool in his father’s workshop, Louis injured one of his eyes. Later the wound became infected, resulting in loss of vision in both of his eyes at the age of 3 years old. Louis [...]