Chinese alligator - Chichi

Made in China

About Chinese alligator – Chichi

Scientific name :

Alligator sinensis

Common name :

Chinese alligator

Native to :

the Yangtze river in China

Maximum size :

2 metres Weight: 40 kg

Range

Conservation status

Reproduction :

the female lays about twenty eggs, once a year, in a mound nest which she makes using plant debris.

Diet :

carnivorous (small mammals, etc.)

Characteristics :

this small alligator is solitary: every alligator jealously guards its territory in the water! During the Chinese winters, which can be particularly cold, it digs deep holes in the banks of the river where it shelters while waiting for sunnier weather.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

outside

Répartition géographique

Conservation status

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