Other than their color, albino alligators are the same as regular-colored alligators. Albino gators just have albinism. Albinism is a rare genetic abnormality where the one affected has a lack of pigmentation. So other than the color of their skin and often vision issues, albino alligators are just like any other alligators biologically!

The current estimate is that there are only about 100 to 200 albino alligators in the world. Due to their pigmentation, they do not blend in well with their natural habitat. Because of this, their prey can see them easily, so it is much harder for them to catch food to eat. They often do not survive long outside of human care and are extremely rare to see in the wild.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Crocodilia
  • Family: Alligatoridae
  • Genus: Alligator
  • Species: A. Mississippiensis
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