The white color makes this animal rare in the wild. The lack of color is caused by a genetic or congenital condition that interferes with the ability to produce pigments, called albinism.
sometimes referred to as the gator or common alligator
The American Alligator is a large crocodilian reptile native to the southeastern United States.
The Alligator inhabits freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps from Texas to North Carolina.
Male Alligator use infra-sound to attract females. Eggs are laid in a nest of vegetation, sticks, leaves, and mud in a sheltered spot in or near the water. Young are born with yellow bands around their bodies and are protected by their mother for up to one year.
Country of Origin: Southern North America
Weight: Up to 1,000 lbs
Size: 9 - 15 feet length
Lifespan: 30 - 50 years in the wild
Diet: Alligator consume fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.