Wild Florida’s two adult albino alligators, Snowflake and Blizzard, are now proud parents to 4 hatchlings, and Wild Florida has become the first attraction to have a successful albino alligator program.  After 81 days of patiently waiting and watching 26 albino alligator eggs, Wild Florida is now the first attraction in the world to successfully hatch albino alligator babies!

“This is the most incredible thing we have ever done! Helping create more excitement, interest and casting a bigger spotlight on all crocodilians is just one of the many pieces that speaks to our mission here at Wild Florida. These albino babies will definitely inspire our guests. Our team can’t wait to share these little miracles with everyone!”, says Sam Haught, co-owner and co-founder of Wild Florida.

The average incubation period for alligator eggs is 60 days, depending on the temperature of the nest. The 26 eggs were collected in late May 2020 by the Croc Squad team members at Wild Florida 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 26-year-old female Snowflake and 15-year-old male Blizzard are both full albino alligators, these hatchlings are the first albino alligators to be born at an attraction in the world.

Snowflake and Blizzard were acquired by Wild Florida in May 2017 and are located within Wild Florida’s Gator Park. The hatchlings are expected to be put on exhibit at a later date. Admission to Wild Florida’s Gator Park is only $10 for adults, and Florida residents receive a 50% discount year round. Admission to the Gator Park is free for any guest who purchases a ticket to Wild Florida’s Drive-thru Safari Park, goes on an airboat tour, or experiences an animal encounter. Learn more about Wild Florida’s offerings at WildFL.com.

Wild Florida Airboats, Drive-thru Safari & Gator Park, which opened on Lake Cypress in Kenansville in 2010, focuses on educating individuals on Central Florida’s natural resources. The Wild Florida team is dedicated to protecting, conserving, and enhancing Florida’s diverse ecosystem to ensure that future generations can enjoy the wonders of wild, native Florida.