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Mutant Albino Alligator Living At The Los Angeles Zoo

Alibino Alligator PhotoOne of the top most emailed photos on Yahoo right now is this photo of an albino alligator which is currently on display at the Los Angeles Zoo. Apparently there are only around 30 known albino alligators in the world in a population of around 5 million alligators. They are albino because of a genetic mutation where they don't produce melanin which is what gives them their normal color. Additionally albinos don't last long in the wild because they don't have their normal protection from predators and the sun according to a second article on the subject.

Check out the full sized photo of the albino mutant alligator for yourself.

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