World’s ‘rarest alligator’ is born in Florida with sparkling blue eyes and white scales

A Florida amusement park announced the birth of the world’s rarest alligator – a solid white hatchling with crystal blue eyes.

The baby was welcomed by Gatorland Park, which said the ‘extraordinary’ birth was not an albino but a much rarer breed called a leucistic alligator.

These types differ from albinos because leucistic alligators have defects in pigment-producing cells instead of lacking pigmentation and feature occasional scales similar to those found on a typical alligator.

The young female, born alongside her normal-colored brother, weighed 96 grams and measured 49 centimeters long.