American Alligator           Scientific Name: Alligator Mississippiensis

What is either 230 or 91 kilograms, 3.4-4.6 or 2.7 metres and has sharp teeth? Yes, it's the American Alligator! They live in the southeastern US, and are larger in size than their Asian cousins, the Chinese Alligator. These animals are harvested for their skins and meat. They make their nests out of vegetation. They are almost identical to the American Crocodiles. They are inhabitants of swamps, marshes and wetlands.

Territory: Southeastern US

Food: A wide variety of small animals, frogs, crabs, birds.. etc.

Status: Least Concern