In one of the zoos of the United States at the age of 28 years died alligator with a rare genetic disease. The animal skin was an unnatural white color, in consequence of which some guests do not even believe that the crocodile is real.
In the zoo of New Orleans died rarest species of alligator named Spots ("spots"), tells the Daily Mail. The animal was suffering from a genetic disease, in consequence of which the crocodile skin was unusually white, spotted.
According to information of the University of nature Audubon, from 5 million alligators all of the United States a total of 15 suffer from this disease. Spots was one of 17 young alligator, found in marshes of Louisiana in 1986. At first he was taken to the Audubon zoo. In 1990, the crocodile was placed in the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans. There are Spots he lived until the end of his days.
"We are proud to take care of him for more than 28 years. We were lucky to see this rare and magnificent animal," said rich is The managing Director of the Audubon Aquarium. He also added that the result of white skin Spots was especially highly vulnerable to the sun and other predators. He stressed that the chances of survival in the wild at the alligator actually was not.
The team of veterinarians will conduct an autopsy to establish the specific cause of death alligator. Multiple admirers of Spots expressed sadness about the death of the animal on the zoo page in Facebook. Many users have posted their own photos on the background of the alligator. "Sorry to hear about this loss," "He was actually quite handsome," wrote the guests of the zoo. Some of them also noted that the result of color could not believe that the animal is real.
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