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Rare Gator Seen in Special Exhibit in Allenwood

Jul 02, 2015 11:18AM ● By Kevin

Witness the rare white alligator in Ghost of the Bayou, a special exhibit at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland - Allenwood, PA.

Legend has it that people who gaze into the eyes of these mysterious creatures will be blessed with good fortune. We can’t say for sure if that’s true, but we invite you to come see for yourself!

What is a white alligator?
There are two kinds of white alligators: leucistic and albino. The white alligator visiting Reptiland is an albino alligator. That means he lacks the pigment melanin, making him appear white.

Because they do not blend in with their surroundings, young albinos are quickly spotted and eaten by predators. That is why white alligators are extremely rare in the wild and are mostly found in zoos, alligator farms, and nature preserves. Biologists estimate that there are only about 100 white alligators in the world.

Unveil the mystery…
Before you experience Ghost of the Bayou in person, learn more about this elusive creature.
: Snowflake
: 12 years
Length: 5′ 5″
Weight: about 33 lbs.
Diet: mostly crocodilian pellets (think dog food–only bigger), but also whole prey such as mice, small rats, and chicks/quail
Permanent residence: St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Visit May 22—September 7, 2015 and see Ghost of the Bayou before it disappears!          

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland
18628 US Route 15
Allenwood, PA 17810

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