Alligators live mostly in fresh water but they can be found in saltwater and also a freshwater mix.
Alligators live in clean water because it is easer to catch food.
Alligators are all very ferocious.
The female alligator can live to be 30 years old.
The male can live to be 50 years old.
Alligators are very good parents.
The mom and the dad sometimes both guard the nest.
They protect their young better than any other reptile in the world. An alligator does not use their bodies to warm their eggs.
They bury their eggs and when the babies whine the mom runs as fast as she can and digs them up out of the sand.
Alligators have a rounded snout, when crocs have a V shaped snout.
Their fourth tooth on the bottom of their jaw fits into a place in their top jaw. Their tooth isn't seen when their mouth is closed, Two of a crocs teeth stick out when their mouth is closed.
There isn't a bony ridge above their eye.
They mate in April to May. In June, the female makes a mound nest made out of mud, leaves, and other rotting organics.
They lay 25-60 eggs, and caimans lay 14-60 eggs.
Their babies stay with their mom for 1-3 years.
Alligators hibernate in their dens during winter.
They eat rough fish, small mammals, birds, turtles, snakes, frogs, and invertebrates.
They are hunted for their hide, unlike the Jacare' Caiman.
They live in North America, like the American Croc.