Weighing over 500 pounds, 22 year old male Bouya Blan, whose name means white fog, is one of only 12 white alligators in the world.

He is one of four giant leucistic alligators kept at the Gatorland theme park in Florida.

Collected from deep in a Louisiana swamp, the ivory reptiles were part of a clutch of seventeen infants recovered by workers from the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company while surveying the area in 1986.

"These are not albino animals, they are what we call leucistic, which means they have a little bit of pigmentation around the mouth and a little touch on the tail and they have piercing blue eyes," says Tim Williams of Gatorland.

"They are each ten to eleven plus feet in length and vulnerable to many predators because their lack of skin pigmentation deprives them of natural camouflage."

Due to their condition, the alligators are housed in special enclosures to protect them from sunlight - and the unwanted attention of other males.
telegraph, UK
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  1. jc Says:

    Can we tell it: Albino Alligator? Bwehehehe.. very unique eh..


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