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Albino alligator makes its debut in San Francisco

August 20, 2008 |  1:19 pm


Rick Cleveland pulls a male albino American alligator from its transport box at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. He drove it and another alligator from a Florida zoo to their new home at the museum's Steinhart Aquarium, which reopens Sept. 27.

Albinism occurs in a variety of animal species and is caused by gene mutations that affect the production of pigmentation.

Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

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