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.
Wild Florida officials said the average incubation period for alligator eggs is 60 days, depending on the temperature of the nest.
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.
Wild Florida is the only attraction in the world with a successful albino alligator breeding program.
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