It’s official! Wild Florida has successfully hatched another batch of albino alligators.
Wild Florida is the only attraction in the world with a successful albino alligator breeding program. Earlier this summer, a batch of 18 albino baby alligator eggs were collected from their adult albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard. After months of incubation, care, and monitoring, the “Croc Squad” officially welcomed two more albino hatchlings.
“We’re so proud of our albino alligator parents, Snowflake and Blizzard, and our Croc Squad team for helping these hatchlings,” says our co-owner and co-founder Sam Haught. “With our Croc Squad overseeing these eggs, we’re hoping that these alligators will help engage more visitors, locals and tourists alike, with their environment.”
The average incubation period for alligator eggs is 60 days, depending on the temperature of the nest. The 18 eggs were collected on April 30, 2021, by the Croc Squad team members and placed in an incubator to maintain a stable temperature in a controlled environment to help ensure the success rate of the eggs hatching. Since 27-year-old female Snowflake and 16-year-old male Blizzard are both full albino alligators, these hatchlings are the second set of albino alligators born at an attraction in the world.
Wild Florida acquired Snowflake and Blizzard in May 2017 and they are located within the Gator Park. The hatchlings are expected to be put on exhibit at a later date. Admission to the Gator Park is only $12 for adults, and Florida residents receive admission for only $5 year-round. Admission to the Gator Park is free for any guest who purchases a ticket to the Drive-thru Safari Park, goes on an airboat tour, or experiences an animal encounter. Learn more about Wild Florida offerings here.
We are so excited to have these new additions to our Wild Florida family!