Alligator

Alligator
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Genus
  Alligator

 
Status
  Varies by Species
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Feb 1 15:00:54 2015
Image Credit
  KoalaKim
Image Comment
  Get a look inside an Alligator's mouth.
Image From
  Gatorland
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Sorter Stats: Hits 53   At Bats 80   Average 0.662 Habitats: freshwater

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Alligator Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Alligators can reach a size of up to 18 feet.
  • Alligators usually have between 74-80 teeth.
  • Alligators are found primarily in freshwater swamps and marshes, as well as small rivers and lakes.
  • Alligators eat a wide variety of food from insects, small fish and frogs, turtles and small mammals.
  • Alligator populations were almost decimated in the early 20th century due primarily to hunting.
  • Alligators hibernate in the winter in burrows that they dig in the banks of rivers/lakes.
  • Alligators have a broad snout, which distinguishes them from Crocodiles which have a narrow snout.
  • Female Alligators build a nest of vegetation, sticks, leaves, and mud in a spot in on near water.
  • If Alligator eggs are above 34C the young will be male, if they are below 30C the young will be female.

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