Wild Florida welcomes another albino alligator into the world

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Wild Florida welcomed another albino alligator Tuesday morning.

The baby albino alligator was only one of nine hatchlings from albino alligator parents Snowflake and Blizzard.

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Wild Florida officials said the average incubation period for alligator eggs is 60 days, depending on the temperature of the nest.

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Albino alligators are normally found in freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes in southeastern parts of the United States.

The unique creatures have a partial or complete loss of pigmentation, hence their pale skin tone. Research suggests that some albino animals have difficulty surviving in the wild.

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Wild Florida is the only attraction in the world with a successful albino alligator breeding program.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.