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Happy “Hatchday:” SF’s Albino Alligator “Claude” Turns 25

Wishing a “happy hatchday” to one of the California Academy of Science’s most famous residents.
By - posted 9/14/2020 No Comment

September 15 is a big day at the California Academy of Sciences. It’s the day our favorite albino American alligator hatched from his egg! Claude, the startlingly white Alligator mississippiensis has become one of the Academy’s most famous residents.

Claude’s 25th Happy “Hatchday”
Tuesday, September 15 | 12 pm PST
Livestreaming on YouTube and Facebook

Let’s all wish Claude a Happy Hatchday! Join his virtual celebration, featuring a special treat for the birthday reptile, a reading of Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator from award-winning author Emma Smith, and a “How-to-Draw-a-Claude” lesson from illustrator Jennifer Potter.

Get to know more about Claude.



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