American alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

American alligator

Unlike other reptiles, females American alligators defend their young during the first year.

Until 1960, populations of American alligators were endangered. Development of alligators farms for skin and meat helped rise their number. Today the species is not endangered anymore.

150 kg
3-5 m
mammals, fish, snakes, turtles
2 months
USA
near threatened