Alabaster the rare albino alligator at SC Aquarium experiencing ‘health issues’

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials with the South Carolina Aquarium stated that Alabaster, the albino alligator has been experiencing some health issues.

South Carolina Aquarium vet staff have confirmed that Alabaster is fighting off an infection which has been causing the red discoloration of his skin.

Spokesperson Amie Yam-Babinchak stated that he received a round of antibiotics and has been resting in his tank. Staff added water to his tank to provide extra support for his body weight.

South Carolina Aquarium staff has been doing everything possible to create a supportive environment to aid him in fighting off this infection. The exhibit has been closed to public viewing until further notice to provide a quieter, less stimulating environment for him.

Amie Yam-Babinchak stated that Alabaster’s blood samples have been sent for analysis. Colleagues around the country are working to evaluate and discuss treatment options. Officials stated that Alabaster’s prognosis is uncertain.

Officials stated that they will continue to keep everyone updated but in the meantime, you can send out some positive vibes for our favorite Gator.

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