Extremely rare white leucistic alligator is born at a Gatorland Orlando

Leucistic Alligator Ap
The park is asking for the public’s help in naming the newborn.

An extremely rare white leucistic alligator has been born at a Florida reptile park.

The 19.2-inch (49 cm) female slithered out of its shell and into the history books as one of only seven known leucistic alligators, Gatorland Orlando said Thursday. Three of the seven are at the park, officials there said.

“This is beyond rare. It is absolutely extraordinary,” Mark McHugh, president and CEO of Gatorland, said in a statement.

The rare — and tiny — leucistic alligator. Image via AP.

The park is asking for the public’s help in the naming the alligator, which is descended from a nest of leucistic alligators discovered in the swamps of Louisiana in 1987. The blue-eyed newborn is the first solid white alligator ever recorded to have descended from those original alligators, McHugh said.

Leucistic alligators are the rarest genetic variation in the American alligator. They differ from albino alligators, which have pink eyes and a complete loss of pigment, according to Gatorland.

Park visitors will be able to see the leucistic alligator and her normal-colored brother early next year.

“For now, however, we continue to keep them safe where we can closely monitor their health and growth,” McHugh said.

See a video of it here.

Associated Press


6 comments

  • My Take

    December 8, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    “White Power”
    “Supremacy” is too long.
    It is a red state afterall.

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  • Dont Say FLA

    December 8, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Bitey McBiteFace

    • My Take

      December 8, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      “Blue Eyes”
      “Toothy”
      “Whitey McBite”
      “Pale Biter”

      • Dont Say FLA

        December 9, 2023 at 1:42 pm

        Gatorland better not cave and name him any freakin’ David Attenborough related

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    December 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Remember, Florida is open and welcoming to non-whites.

    Never mind that even an alligator turned white because Florida.

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