The most infamous animal to call Florida home has to be the alligator, and there are several ways you can get up close and personal with these incredible animals. From gator exhibits to airboat tours to even just walking along a golf course, these modern-day dinos are certainly a sight to behold. Now, Wild Florida has just become the first attraction in the world to successfully hatch baby albino gators, and you’ll soon be able to see them in person!
Wild Florida had already been the only wildlife establishment to have a successful albino breeding program, and that all came to fruition when their two albino gators, Snowflake and Blizzard, laid 26 eggs in May 2020.
While the average incubation period for gator eggs is 60 days, in a press release Wild Florida states that the eggs incubated in a controlled environment for 81 days.
Finally, all that waiting has paid off, and Snowflake and Blizzard are now the proud parents of four albino hatchlings.
Unfortunately, the odds of survival are already against gator hatchlings, and even worse for albinos, so the surviving four babies are truly treasures.
While the babies are expected to be set up in an exhibit for visitors to see at a later date, you can see mama and papa Blizzard and Snowflake when you visit their gator park in the meantime.
Wild Florida is dedicated to educating their guests on animal conservation, particularly Florida’s diverse ecosystem.
With over 200 animals calling their park home, it's an incredible experience to learn more about both native Florida critters and stunning exotic ones.