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Basic information and interesting alligator facts in one place. Learn more about these creatures and share your knowledge with your friends and classmates.

  • 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.
    Alligator Facts

    Alligators are now protected by both state and federal regulations.

  • 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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