Rare albino baby squirrel being cared for at the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington

Ninja (left) and Star (right) were brought in by members of the public

Ninja (left) and Star (right) were brought in by members of the public

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Two baby squirrels have been brought into the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington.

One of the new-borns is an extremely rare albino squirrel called Star, with stark white fur and bright red eyes. 

The other, who is not related, has been named Ninja.

The centre posted a picture of the babies on Facebook on August 21.

One commenter wrote: "I am in France at the moment, but I have got a big bag of walnuts that I'll bring down when I return to England in a couple of weeks xx."

They are both around five months old, and will be released in two months.

The Riverside Animal Centre is holding an open day on Sunday, September 7, from 11.30am to 4pm.

Do you have any cute animal pics? Email them to tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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4:55pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Jimmyzola says...

It won't last long in the wild no point releasing it.
It won't last long in the wild no point releasing it. Jimmyzola
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1:43am Thu 4 Sep 14

caernerch says...

Unfortunately as grey squirrels are an "alien" species it is illegal to
release them into the wild. If they are to be kept alive they have to be kept in captivity. Before reacting to this fact of life, think on the state of our native red squirrels. Large amounts of cash is being spent on barrier {culling greys) zones around existing populations of reds.
Unfortunately as grey squirrels are an "alien" species it is illegal to release them into the wild. If they are to be kept alive they have to be kept in captivity. Before reacting to this fact of life, think on the state of our native red squirrels. Large amounts of cash is being spent on barrier {culling greys) zones around existing populations of reds. caernerch
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