Alligator Fact File
~Alligators have transparent third eyelids giving them underwater protection.
~ Alligators have 80 teeth; 40 top, 40 bottom used for grabbing and holding, not for cutting.
~Young alligators can replace teeth every year or so.
~Mother 'gators will care for their young for up to two years.
~ Alligators use their feet to swim slow and to keep balance in water and use their tail to swim fast
~The animals are semi-aquatic and always found in or near the water.
~The alligators can be very vocal with the young typically make a squeak or yip sounds and adults will roar or grunt, depending on the circumstance
What do Alligator eat
~ Alligators are carnivorous, eating anything they can catch, including fish, turtles, lizards, snakes, small mammals, waterfowl, and crustaceans.
~ Alligator also eat birds
~ Mammals such as raccoons, opossums, armadillos, rabbits,
~ Because alligators are "cold blooded" they use food mainly for growth, repair, and reproduction.
For more interesting Alligator Facts like what is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile and others see our Alligator Info Page
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