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news icon rCarrie Beletz took a step forward as a 4½-foot white alligator approached her through mucky water. But this sixth-grader was not afraid.Instead, Carrie, a student at Sahuaro Elementary School in Phoenix, pressed her face to the glass at Wildlife World Zoo to get a better look at a creature she had never seen before.

"That's cool," she said. "But I wouldn't want to feed it.

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Welsh Shaun

Looks unreal. Love to see it for myself.

But why are they more prevalent in that particular area? B)

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darkknight

well thats a first (captured):ph34r: looks weird...but why only Southeastern United States and not else where.

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Nadal

I think they said he was Arizona's first White Alligator exhibit, not that they're native there.

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Welsh Shaun

"Only a handful of white alligators exist in the world and are usually found throughout the Southeastern United States".

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Seraphina

Probably because, as far as alligator population goes, that's the place where there's the most contact between humans and alligators.

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darkknight

Probably because, as far as alligator population goes, that's the place where there's the most contact between humans and alligators.

you mean human pollution is greater....

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Seraphina

No...being albino is a naturally occuring anomaly. The fact that most albino alligators have been found in that area doesn't mean that human pollution is increasing their numbers, it just means there's a greater number of humans to stumble on them. It doesn't actually mean there are more albino alligators there than there are anywhere else.

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darkknight

No...being albino is a naturally occuring anomaly. The fact that most albino alligators have been found in that area doesn't mean that human pollution is increasing their numbers, it just means there's a greater number of humans to stumble on them. It doesn't actually mean there are more albino alligators there than there are anywhere else.

interesting... :tu: speaking of else where...any such case recorded.

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smallpackage

"Only a handful of white alligators exist in the world and are usually found throughout the Southeastern United States".

The Philadelphia zoo has had one for years. :tu: Don't know its whereabouts now though.

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Steve-0

I don't find this all that interesting, there are tons of albino animals ( the number of albino reptiles are staggering alone).

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