The Great White... alligator?

Alligators and crocodiles can be born albino.  This means they are without pigment, or coloration.  A true albino has pale skin and red eyes, like Whitie here, an albino alligator at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany.
But alligators and crocodiles can also be born leucistic (loo-SIS-tik), which means they are born with a small portion of pigmentation. Their eyes are dark, and they have pale skin with some pigmented areas. Take a look at the pictures below to see what albino and leucistic crocodilians look like.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like that before. Great pictures. Who knew- white crocs and gators too cool!