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- The weight of an adult alligator is about 800 pounds (360 kg).
- The length of the alligator measures around 13 feet (4.0 meters).
- Alligators lives in the United States and China.
- Alligators are not crocodiles.
- Alligators have 75 teeth.
- An alligator cannot move its tongue, and must raise its head to swallow.
- Alligators are opportunistic feeders, eating almost anything they can catch.
- Male alligators roar to attract its female counterpart.
- In warm temperatures the eggs produce males and in cool temperatures they produce females.
- The skin of an alligator protect their armored backs, which make them immune to snake poison.
- Alligators use their tails to construct what are known as “gator holes” to retain water during periods of drought.
- When a light shines on them at night, the eyes of large animals glow red while the eyes of the small ones glow green.
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