When visiting a zoo, most people believe that the more wild and exotic the animal, the better.
While you can see animals such as lions and elephants at just about any zoo, the more endangered and rare animals seem to be what draw people in by the thousands.
Gatorland, located just outside Orlando, Florida, knows this well. They’ve seen a major increase in attendance over the last eight years thanks to a unique reptile like you’ve never seen before. Within the wildlife park lives Pearl, an albino alligator.
Meet Pearl. She may look a bit unusual on the outside, but this alligator is a total sweetheart.
Her name says it all. Her complete absence of pigment in her skin gives it a pearly look.
Pearl arrived at Gatorland in 2009, when she was just three years old.