Meet Alabaster, a rare albino alligator, one of only 50 in the U.S.
There are no albino alligators in the wild because UV rays in sunlight are deadly to them. They are reptiles and need the warmth of the sun to regulate their body temperature but sunlight will burn them because of their lack of pigment. In the wild they die within 24 hours of hatching.
Alabaster has lived in a temperature-controlled dark tank for his eight years of life.
He is 8 1/2 feet long and still growing.
"Grandma, what big TEETH you have!"
One more alligator in the Coastal swamp exhibit. Can you find him.
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