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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There's a rare new addition to the Flint RiverQuarium, and you can help name him.

An albino alligator went on display Thursday night at the Cypress Creek alligator exhibit.

Third Thursday visitors were the first to see it. There are fewer than 100 of these gators in the world.

They don't survive long in the wild because they can't camouflage themselves.

"They seldom survive in the wild because the look like food, like a chunk of meat, and they have a problem with the sun because they can burn so we've actually had to cover the exhibit that's normally open so that he'll be in the shade," said Richard Brown, General Curator.

The albino alligator is on loan from the Mississippi River Museum in Iowa through at least September.

You can put in a name suggestion by sending an e-mail to wbellacomo@flintriverquarium.com.

Include your name and a phone number.

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