Wild Florida animal park announces arrival of albino alligator

KENANSVILLE, Fla. — For the third straight year, a Florida animal park’s albino alligators have produced a hatchling.

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Wild Florida, located south of Orlando in rural Osceola County, announced that the baby albino alligator hatched Tuesday morning. It was one of nine hatchlings from its albino parents, Snowflake and Blizzard, WFTV reported.

The park referred to the alligator parents as “rock stars” on its Facebook page due to their three-peat.

The tourist attraction features boat tours and alligator-handling shows, according to its website. There is also a tropical bird exhibit and a petting zoo.

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

The species is normally found in freshwater rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes in the Southeast, according to the television station.

The park posted a video on its Facebook page showing the tiny reptile hatching.

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