There is a rare pair of albino alligators and their albino babies in the "Wild Florida" animal park.
Wild Florida’s two adult albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard, are now proud parents to 4 hatchlings, and Wild Florida has become the first attraction to have a successful albino alligator program. After 81 days of patiently waiting and watching 26 albino alligator eggs, Wild Florida is now the first attraction in the world to successfully hatch albino alligator babies!
“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 speak to our mission here at Wild Florida. These albino babies will definitely inspire our guests. Our team can’t wait to share these little miracles with everyone!”, says Sam Haught, co-owner and co-founder of Wild Florida.
The average incubation period for alligator eggs is 60 days, depending on the temperature of the nest. The 26 eggs were collected in late May 2020 by the Croc Squad team members at Wild Florida and placed in an incubator to maintain a stable temperature in a controlled environment to help ensure the success rate of the eggs hatching. Since 26-year-old female Snowflake and 15-year-old male Blizzard are both full albino alligators, these hatchlings are the first albino alligators to be born at an attraction in the world.