A staff member at a wildlife park in Kenansville, Florida, gently peeled off eggshell to reveal an albino alligator hatchling.
In this video, a staff member at Wild Florida removes the shell around the hatchling as it pops its nose out of the egg, taking its first glimpse of the world.
“You should be ready to go, bud. Come on out, pal,” the man said in the video, adding that it’s always “nerve-racking” to see if a baby alligator is fully-developed.
In a press release, the park said they collected 18 eggs from two adult alligators on April 30 that were then placed in an incubator to “maintain a stable temperature in a controlled environment.” An average incubation period is 60 days, the park said. Credit: Wild Florida via Storyful