St. Ansgar, Iowa: Albino Deer

The town's all-white, pink-eyed deer wandered unrestricted until its death in 1988. Now the albino deer spends all its time downtown -- in a glass case.

White Deer Park

Address:
W. 4th St., St. Ansgar, IA
Directions:
White Deer Park. Off of US Hwy 218.
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Albino Deer

In the middle of downtown St. Ansgar is a gazebo housing the mounted Albino deer that roamed the area in the 1980s. Along with the deer are pictures and newspaper clippings telling the story of the deer's life.

[Walter, 09/19/2007]

After her birth in 1980, the rare white deer of St. Ansgar was a familiar sight northwest of town, wandering a three-mile square area. After her death in December 1988, the white deer was taxidermied and sealed in a glass exhibit in White Deer Park.

Albino Deer

This albino deer roamed the countryside around St. Ansgar for many years. She is now stuffed and on display on the main road in downtown St. Ansgar. She is kept in an airtight gazebo. It's pretty cool!

[Craig Carlson, 06/10/2001]

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