Rare Albino Alligators Are Getting An All-New Habitat At The Georgia Aquarium This Month
There are only 50 in the world.
From boozy after-dark parties to immersive exhibits, there's always something new and interactive happening at the Georgia Aquarium. If you're looking for cool things to do in Atlanta 2020, you should definitely check out this all-new habitat featuring rare albino alligators. These anomalies will call the aquarium home beginning at the end of this month.
, otters, puffins, whale sharks and much more have struck wonder across the map as visitors come to explore the largest aquarium in the world.
Mark your calendars for February 29 because you will get an opportunity to ogle over tons of alligators at this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the G.
The newly-renovated saltwater exhibit, called River Scout, will hold the newest additions to the marine animal frenzy.
In addition to typical American alligators, you'll observe quite a contrast as you lay your eyes on the rare albino gators.
The term rare isn't being used lightly here as there are estimated to be only 50 of these cuties in the entire world!
Unfortunately, it's unlikely that they survive into adulthood. Their lack of pigmentation makes them an easy target for predators and they are susceptible to eye and skin damage from the sun.
Luckily, they will be safe and well taken cared of at the aquarium as they relax in an environment free of harm.
You can view these cool creatures from below through a glass-bottom exhibit or from above the gallery.
As a keystone species in areas like Florida, alligators play a major part in the function of certain ecosystems (namely the Everglades) and are able to fulfill this role because of effective population management.
There are actually about 200,000 currently living in Georgia!
You can also look forward to getting up close and personal with hammerheads, sand tiger sharks, and sandbar sharks.
The brand-newto open in fall 2020. It's even going to have an interactive cafe.