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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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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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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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According to LiveScience, American alligators can live up to 50 years in the wild. The American alligator can grow to lengths of up to 20 feet and weigh up to 1,000 pounds. On average, male alligators reach 11 feet, whil... More »

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Baby alligators are referred to as hatchlings. Hatchlings typically vary between a length of about 6 to 8 inches. They differ in appearance from older alligators by having black and yellow stripes. More »

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In rare cases, alligators will eat humans. They mostly eat fish, small mammals, turtles and snakes but will also eat dead animals and pets. More »

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