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Alligators are known as living fossils because they have existed for roughly 200 million years, according to LiveScience. American alligators are heavily concentrated in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Missi... More »

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Sometimes referred to as "living fossils," alligators have existed for millions of years. Alligators are reptiles and can sometimes be confused with crocodiles, which are part of the same order, Crocodylia. More »

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There are two alligator species: the Chinese alligator and the American alligator. Alligators generally do not attack humans, but they go on the offensive when threatened or protecting their eggs and young. More »

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Sometimes referred to as "living fossils," alligators have existed for millions of years. Alligators are reptiles and can sometimes be confused with crocodiles, which are part of the same order, Crocodylia. More »

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Crocodiles and alligators are members of the crocodilian species but belong to different families. Crocodiles are part of the crocodylidae family, whereas alligators are in the alligatoridae family. The most noticeable d... More »

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A congregation refers to a group of alligators, where the smaller alligators are compliant to the biggest, most dominant alligator. A group of newly hatched alligators, or juveniles, is referred to as a pod. More »

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Adult alligators have few predators other than humans, but they sometimes kill and eat each other. However, young alligators less than 4 feet long are killed by birds, raccoons, bobcats, otters, snakes, large bass and ot... More »

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