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4 albino alligator babies welcomed at Wild Florida

First successful hatching of albino eggs in world
Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2021-05-04 06:29:34-04

KENANSVILLE, Fla. — A drive-thru safari and gator park in Central Florida is the first in the world to successfully hatch albino alligator eggs after welcoming four babies this summer, according to a press release.

Wild Florida announced the successful hatchlings on Tuesday.

“This is the most incredible thing we have ever done! Helping create more excitement, interest and casting a bigger spotlight on all crocodilians is just one of the many pieces that speaks to our mission here at Wild Florida," said Sam Haught, co-owner and co-founder of Wild Florida. "These albino babies will definitely inspire our guests. Our team can’t wait to share these little miracles with everyone!”

The park announced a batch of 26 alligator eggs in June. The successful hatchings come after 81 days of "patiently waiting and watching," according to a press release.

The parents to the little gators are Snowflake and Blizzard, who were acquired by the park in May 2017. The park says the hatchlings are expected to be put on an exhibit at a later date.