An albino panda has been spotted in the wild for the first time ever. 

An infrared camera at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China's Sichuan province captured an image of the rare animal last month, reserve officials said Saturday.

"The panda looked strong and his steps were steady, a sign that the genetic mutation may not have quite impeded its life," said researcher Li Sheng, who added that the panda is likely just 1 or 2 years old.