Chinese Alligator       Scientific Name: Alligator Sinensis

Chinese Alligators are the world's rarest alligator. There is less then 120 living individuals in the wild. This is because food poisoning, being bred for food, decline of habitat and illegal pet trade. However, unlike their hostile cousin, the American Alligator, Chinese Alligators are harmless. They are sometimes known as *Yangteze Alligators. Many zoos are trying to bring back most of the world's Chinese Alligators.

Territory: Try seeing them in nature reserves in China if you want to see a wild one

Diet: They like eating pond snails and other shell fish, fish and birds (sometimes)

Status: Critically Endangered   

*A river in China