Alligators are a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two extant species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Alligators are native to only the United States, Mexico, and China.
About Alligator in brief
Alligators are a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two extant species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Alligators are native to only the United States, Mexico, and China. American alligators are found in the southeast United States: all of Florida and Louisiana; the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi; coastal South and North Carolina; East Texas, the southeast corner of Oklahoma, and the southern tip of Arkansas. A small population is also found in Tamaulipas, in Mexico. The largest ever recorded, found in Louisiana, measured 5. 84 m. The Chinese alligators is smaller, rarely exceeding 2. 1 m in length and weighing considerably less, with males rarely over 45 kg. Adult alligator are black or dark olive-brown with white undersides, while juveniles have strongly contrasting white or yellow marks which fade with age. Large male alligators can often be found in large numbers close to each other. Large alligators defend prime territory; smaller alligators have a higher tolerance for other alligators within a similar size class.
They may kill by grabbing larger prey by grabbing it and dragging it into the water to drown it. They cannot be eaten in one bite by spinning or biting by spinning and then performing a death roll. Although the alligator has a heavy body and a slow metabolism, it is capable of short bursts of speed, especially in very short bursts, especially with a single lunges. The name \”alligator\” is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for \”the lizard\”, which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligators. No average lifespan for an alligators has been measured. One of the oldest recorded alligator lives was that of Saturn, an AmericanAlligator who was born in 1936 in Mississippi and spent nearly a decade in Germany before spending the majority of its life at the Moscow Zoo, where it died at the age of 83 or 84 on 22 May 2020. Although no valid records exist about its date of birth, it is now in its 80s and possibly the oldest alligator living in captivity.