Alligator Bay Zoological Park hosts three new alligators direct from Louisiana since Friday, April 13. Compared to 200 aquatic reptiles already on the site, they have the distinction of being albino and therefore white. There would be a thirty loss of pigment individuals in the world. (Discover the amazing world of albino animals)
Alligator Bay Zoological Park, located near the bay of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, introduced new hosts: three albino alligators. Two 7 year old females and a 6 years male, these animals called “white alligators,” join the 200 aquatic reptiles already hosted by the Norman Park. For breeding within three years, three crocodilians are from Louisiana in the United States, where the main nest of these rare specimens in the world.
“After Katrina Hurricane, the nest was completely destroyed and breeding animals scattered or dead. Since then, collectors did find more eggs giving birth to albino from the wild. Now, the chances of albinos are no longer resident in the breeding and reproduction of animals held in captivity, “said Alligator Bay.
The animals are welcomed in an area of 70 sq.m. consisting of a dry part of 35 m² and a water area of the same size. Visitors will discover a tropical greenhouse planted with shade shelters and restoring “as closely as possible on the original environment,” promise the owners of the park. To date, only thirty albino alligators are reported worldwide. Alligator Bay, established in 1994, annually hosts some 125,000 visitors.