White Alligators with Blue Eyes

White Alligator with Blue Eyes Front View

White Alligator with Blue Eyes Side View

White Alligator with Blue Eyes Back View

Gatorland in Kissimmee, Florida, has the largest number of white alligators on display in the world!  Their four leucistic alligators have a gene mutation that results in white skin and blue eyes. Only 14 are known to exist (much rarer than albinos). The white gators live inside, so they don’t get a sunburn.  These stunning animals were found as babies in the swamps of Louisiana. Cajun folklore says that anyone who stares into their blue eyes will have good luck.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

3 Responses to White Alligators with Blue Eyes

  1. Shutter Bug says:

    Very, very interesting! Didn’t even expect such alligators existed. Thanks for this info and the beautiful photos!

  2. aahh… very cute looking gator 🙂

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