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Albino-like gator at Chehaw

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July 4, 2003

Albany - Starting July 9th, a new resident can be seen at Chehaw park. Louise, an "almost" Albino alligator will be released into the eagle exhibit for patrons to visit.

Louise is 75% percent lighter than a regular alligator. There are only about one in every 50,000 like her.

Every animal that comes into the park, must go into quarantine before they are released.

Zoo Director Glenn Dobrogosz says having such a rare animal is very exciting. "We're very excited," he says, "When she is full grown she'll be extremely impressive, she'll stand out and be a huge asset to the park, so an oddity, but still very much a human interest."

There are more than 25-regular alligators at the Park. Louise is the first Albino-like gator.

posted at 3:56 PM by karen.collier@walb.com