The habitat of the albino alligator is the same as the habitat of pigmented alligators and includes freshwater environments in the southeast United States. As the albino alligator has almost no chance of survival in the wild due to its lack of pigmentation, it is dependent upon living in zoos.
The Chinese alligator lives in the Yangtze River valley and is the only other species of alligator. Adult American alligators average approximately 13 feet in length and around 800 pounds in weight, although they can grow much larger. Alligators are known to be timid when in the presence of humans but may attack if provoked. Female alligators are extremely protective of their nests and take care of their young for the first year of life.