I’m the Lord of the Everglades!
shoes made out of Alligator leather
About American alligator – John
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Common name :
Native to :
the United States
Maximum size :
up to 5 meters
up to 360 kg
Conservation status :
Least Concern (LC)
Florida, Louisiana, Texas
fish, turtles, various mammals, birds, other reptiles
of all the 23 crocodilian species, the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is certainly the most famous one. It mainly lives in Florida and Louisiana swamps, in the United States of America. In the 1970s it was facing the threat of extinction . Thanks to breeding programmes and balanced management of the populations in the wild, it is no longer endangered.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
on Tortoise Island, opposite the giant tortoises
During the courtship dance, males are able to make the inside of their bodies shake, making the water vibrate which will attract the females. These vibrations can be heard up to a hundred meters under water.