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Item#: SCP-XXXX

Object class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is to be housed at an enclosure mimicking the natural habitat of the Pongo pygmaeus, while SCP-XXXX-2 is housed in an enclosure designed for the species of Hippopotamus amphibious. Both specimens reside at Site-xx.

Every month, staff must insert a female specimen of Pongo pygmaeus and Hippopotamus amphibious into the respective habitats. All offspring following the impregnation of these specimens must be later analyzed for possible anomalies.

Sudden increases in albino cases of any given species must be immediately investigated for new instances of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a group of anomalous species of animals of the class Mammalia. Currently, all known instances of SCP-XXXX differ greatly in animal species. However, they can be identifiable by their complete lack of melanine, commonly known as albinos, and the fact that all instances are male. Genetic testing has also revealed that these specimens do not share the same genes as other examples of their supposed species, but they do share genes between each other.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties consist of their ability to 'absorb' the melanine from their mate during copulation. At the end of this activity, the female animal will have lost all pigmentation while the SCP-XXXX instance will now portray the average coloration of the species it resembles, although this usually lasts an average of a week, after which they will loose their melanine once again. During all mating sessions, the females have been successfully impregnated and the offspring will be healthy and non-anomalous. Despite this, due to the fact that where the SCP-XXXX instances come from is still a mystery to the Foundation, offspring is to be frequently analyzed and monitored for signs of anomalous activity. It has also been documented that SCP-3XXX specimens tend to actively search for the female of the darkest coloration, if given a choice.

SCP-XXXX instances have also shown no signs of hunger, however they do experience thirst and periodically produce wastes. If an anomalous specimen does not obtain melanine after a period longer than a month, it will start showcasing signs of malnourishment. If deprived from melanine more than two months, the specimen will expire, with the cause of death being starvation.

As of the time of writing, there are a total of 3 2 SCP-XXXX specimens under Foundation custody and each has been designated SCP-XXXX-1 and -2.

SCP-XXXX-1 resembles a Pongo pygmaeus, measuring 1.55m long and weights 77kg. It is estimated that this instance is at least 8 years old.

SCP-XXXX-2 resembles a Hippopotamus amphibious, measuring 4.2m (head and body length), 2.3m (shoulder height) and 1,620kg. It is estimated that this instance is 10 years old. It has been affectionately nicknamed "Hips" by researchers and has been able to make small responses towards said name. Further tests into the intelligence of SCP-XXXX instances is ongoing.

Addendum 1: XXXX-01

Prior to date x/x/20xx, the Foundation was in custody of three SCP-XXXX specimens. These consisted of the two instances currently contained and the addition of an instance that resembled a specimen of the Ursus arctos ssp. (or North American brown bear), referred to as SCP-XXXX-3.

SCP-XXXX-3 expired at the previously mentioned date during a test focused on the purpose of it's melanine stealing properties. The specimen was left without a mate for a period of 2 months, 1 week and 4 days. The cause of death was later determined to be starvation, despite previously showing no need to consume the provided standard North American brown bear food.

The results of this test indicate that SCP-XXXX instances require melanine to survive, however, how they obtain the necessary nutrients for survival through melanine is still unknown.

Addendum 2: XXXX-02

During the date of */*/201*, an individual known as Shanon Wendell reported to the local police of xxxxxxx that her skin color has been "snatched" from her. The individual showed characteristics typical to those who who suffer albinism, however she had brought evidence to the police department of previously being of the average skin tone of the African-American population.

Shortly after, Foundation agents arrived at the scene, containing the woman without problem and amnestecized to all involved officers.

Ms. Wendell has been later interviewed shortly after arrival at Site-xx. The following is an excerpt from said interview.

Interviewed: Shanon Wendell

Interviewer: Agent Allmer

Foreword:

<Begin Log>

Agent Allmer: Good morning, Ms. Wendell. My name is Agent Allmer and I'll be the one conducting this interview. Any questions before we start?

Ms. Wendell: Can I please have some water? I've gotten anything to drink since I woke up.

Agent Allmer: Sure.
Agent Allmer signals a guard to get some water for the interview. Guard comes back momemts later with a jar of water.
Ms. Wendell: Thank you.
Agent Allmer: Now, Ms. Wendell, can you please elaborate on how these… uh… 'alterations' in your skin tone have occured?
Ms. Wendell: I don't remember it happening. I just woke up and saw I was as white as snow.
Agent Allmer: If I recall correctly, you said your skin tone was actually stolen. Is there

<End Log>

Closing Statement: [Small summary and passage on what transpired afterward]