Albino gator in SC Aquarium finally has a name

Source: SC Aquarium
Source: SC Aquarium

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Visitors to the South Carolina Aquarium may now address the albino alligator that's on display as Alabaster.

The name collected 570 votes during voting held during the past month by the aquarium in Charleston. The name "Lightning" came in second place, followed by "D'wight Gator" and "Big Al."

Experts say the light-sensitive alligator is believed to be one just 1 of only 50 living in the world.

The gator has a home with snakes, owls and fish in the black water swamp exhibit at the aquarium on the Cooper River waterfront in Charleston.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.