Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Some of the rarest creatures in the world found living in a… pond

An amateur fisherman from Louisiana made the discovery of his life when he noticed a pair of white alligators living in a plain swamp.
Weighing only 7 kilograms, the two alligators are not albino, but suffer from a genetic mutation called “leucism” in scientific language. In common language, means that the reptiles in question are affected by a reduction in the amount of all pigments in the skin.

As there would have no chances of survival in the wild and risk being hunted by birds of prey and alligators adults, the two white brothers were captured, and now live in captivity along with 10 other white alligators in the Audubon Zoo.

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