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Rare gators on display in Kentucky

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The two American white alligators are on display at the Newport Aquarium. The two American white alligators are on display at the Newport Aquarium.

NEWPORT, KY (WAVE) - A pair of rare white alligators are making a stop in Kentucky.

Snowflake and Snowball are on loan to the Newport Aquarium, located in northern Kentucky, from Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta.

The pair are among only about 100 American white alligators in the world.

White alligators have a rare genetic mutation that prevents pigment.

These two were born from white alligators discovered in Louisiana in 1992 and hatched in captivity.

The animals are about 6 feet long and weigh in at 80 pounds.

They will be on display at the aquarium through February 2014.

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