Charleston Aquarium to Welcome New Guest
There are fewer than 50 living albino alligators in the WORLD and one is making his debut at our local aquarium. The reptile lacks melanin in its eyes and skin, leaving him a translucent white, light-sensitive and particularly vulnerable to predators in the wild.
He’s been in town for several weeks already getting acclimated to his new home and he’ll be ready to meet everyone this Saturday. He is a seven foot, 100 pound 10 year old gator who was born wild but raised in a Florida zoo.
He will live in the aquarium’s renovated Blackwater Swawmp exhibit along with life-sized cypress trees, rattle snakes, screech owls and a host of other new species.