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22 stunningly rare albino animals

By: Angela Nelson on July 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Two albino alligators at the Alligator Bay zoological park in Beauvoir, western France.

Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

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Alligators

These two albino alligators reside at the Alligator Bay zoological park in France, but the U.S. has some, too. One of the most famous (named Claude) is a popular attraction at the California Academy of Sciences, and many were found year after year in one particular nest in Louisiana.

About 80 percent of alligator hatchlings don't make it to adulthood, according to Smithsonian National Zoological Park, and albino alligators especially don't survive long in the wild. Even if they manage to escape predators (such as birds, raccoons, bobcats, large fish and other alligators), their pale skin leaves them vulnerable to sunburns.

Interesting side note: If you Google "albino alligator," most of the results will be about a 1996 movie of the same name and a line in Beyonce's "Formation."