I’m the colour of ivory and I’m just as rare and precious
squabbling with my sister – so much so that the keepers sometimes have to separate us!
naps in the sunshine which damage my skin.
About Albino American alligator – Albi
Scientific name :
Common name :
albino American alligator
Native to :
the United States
Maximum size :
up to 5 metres
up to 360 kg
during courtship displays, males are able to make the insides of their bodies vibrate, making the water dance over their backs as they bellow to females. These vibrations can be heard up to a hundred metres under water.
fish, turtles, various mammals, birds, other reptiles
of all the 23 crocodilian species, the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is certainly the best known. It lives mainly in the swamps of Florida and Louisiana, in the United States of America. In the 1970s, it was on the brink of extinction. Thanks to breeding programmes and careful management of wild populations, this species has fully recovered. Its white colour comes from a genetic anomaly, albinism, which makes it very vulnerable to predators and diseases in the wild, where it does not survive.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
in the vivariums at the entrance