Alligator, American

Alligator, American

Alligator mississippiensis

Vital Statistics

Height:

13 - 14 feet long

Weight:

500 - 1,000 lbs

Diet:

Fish

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Southeastern United States

At The Zoo

North America

Did You Know?

The eyes and snout are positioned on the top of the head, enabling the American alligator to breathe and watch for prey, while the rest of the body is submerged.