Alligator Facts

Alligator Cool And Intresting Facts

*.Alligators are reptiles.

*.Alligators have been living on Earth for millions of years and are sometimes described as ‘living fossils’.

*.There are two different species of alligator, the American alligator and the Chinese alligator.

*.American alligators live in south-eastern areas of the United States such as Florida and Louisiana.

*.Chinese alligators are found in the Yangtze River but they are critically endangered and only a few remain in the wild.

*.Like other reptiles, alligators are cold-blooded.

*.Alligators can weigh over 450 kg (1000 lb).

*.Alligators have a powerful bite but the muscles that open the jaw are relatively weak. An adult human could hold the jaws of an alligator shut with their bare hands.

*.Alligators eat a range of different animals such as fish, birds, turtles and even deer.

*.Alligator eggs become male or female depending on the temperature, male in warmer temperatures and female in cooler temperatures.

*.Like crocodiles, alligators are part of the order ‘Crocodylia’.