Mardi is a white alligator, Alligator mississippiensis and not an albino gator. White alligators are unique to Louisiana’s coastal environment. There are only ten in the world and they are all males.
They have blue eyes and are very sensitive to the sun due to lack of skin pigmentation. White alligators average 8-10 feet long and can weigh up to 250 pounds. Mardi will be at the Dreher Park Zoo for a limited time.
Dreher Park Zoo, Palm Beach, FL
70-300mm @ 70mm
8/24/09 – 594/295