American Alligator

Photo of American Alligator

Snack Size: A young alligator must avoid predation if it is to grow into a top predator itself.

Latin name: Alligator mississippiensis Where: Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs Length: 9 to 16 ft Lifespan: 40 years Habitat: Wetlands Diet: Fish, turtles, snakes, frogs, small mammals, birds, and other alligators Range: Southeastern United States


Manatee Springs