Two albino alligators go on show in Paris
- uploaded: Feb 15, 2014
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Two extremely rare residents, a pair of baby albino alligators, were put on public display for the first time at their new Paris home. They arrived at the Porte Doree aquarium from Florida a few months ago, costing upwards of 40,000 euros ($55,000) each. The pair are the offspring of a male and female that both possess a recessive gene for albinism, according to the head of the Porte Doree aquarium, Michel Hignette. It means that 25 percent of the litter from the adult couple would be albinos. Their unusual color means they have no camouflage, and the sun would burn their skin more easily. Being just over a year in age, it's too early to know if alligators are male or female, so they haven't yet been identified.