#tbt to visiting #australiazoo with @wyatts_wild and @seashania_ and getting to see Casper the white saltwater crocodile. Casper is leucistic, meaning that he is lacking most of his pigment. However, unlike true albinos, leucistic animals still have pigment in their eyes. Like albinos, leucistic animals have low survival rates in the wild due to their inability to camouflage. In captivity, however, individuals like Casper can reach truly impressive proportions, and he is over 4 meters long and still growing. For anyone wondering, the blood on his mouth is because he was just fed a fish. #crocodile #crocodylusporosus #saltwatercrocodile #estuarinecrocodile #leucistic #crocodylus #porosus #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #apexpredator #crocodilian #zoo #australia #australiazoo #wildlifewarrior #crocsrule

#tbt to visiting #australiazoo with @wyatts_wild and @seashania_ and getting to see Casper the white saltwater crocodile. Casper is leucistic, meaning that he is lacking most of his pigment. However, unlike true albinos, leucistic animals still have pigment in their eyes. Like albinos, leucistic animals have low survival rates in the wild due to their inability to camouflage. In captivity, however, individuals like Casper can reach truly impressive proportions, and he is over 4 meters long and still growing. For anyone wondering, the blood on his mouth is because he was just fed a fish. #crocodile #crocodylusporosus #saltwatercrocodile #estuarinecrocodile #leucistic #crocodylus #porosus #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #apexpredator #crocodilian #zoo #australia #australiazoo #wildlifewarrior #crocsrule
mattrutledgephotography Matt Rutledge ( @mattrutledgephotography )
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