Chinese Alligator

Myth-Inspiring: The mythical Chinese dragon was likely inspired by the Chinese alligator.

Latin name: Alligator sinensis Where: Reptile House Length: Up to 6.5 ft Weight: 50 to 85 lbs Lifespan: 31 yrs Habitat: Rivers, streams, marshes, and other bodies of water Diet: Fish, mussels, and other small animals Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically endangered) Range: Eastern China


Reptile House