American Alligator

Alligator Mississippiensis

Common Name:  American Alligator

Latin Name:  Alligator Mississippiensis

Diet:

Fish, Birds, Turtles, Mammals (Depending on Size)

Lifespan:

30 to 50 Years in Wild, 80 Years in Captivity

Average Size:

Length: 10 to 15 Feet. Weight : Up to 950 lbs.

Description:

We rescued our 37 alligators from a "Gator Farm" where they were being raised for their hide and food consumption. They are all around the same age, born in 2008.

Habitat:

Southeastern US Swamps, Wetlands, Rivers and Lakes

Fun Fact:

Alligators have between 70 to 80 teeth in their mouth at one time and will produce up to 3,000 in their lifetime! In 1987 the Alligator became the official state reptile of Florida!