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Were do alligators live ?
Alligator life cycle
Alligators mate and lay eggs in May to June. The female builds a nest onshore and lays 35 to 50 eggs, though some females lay as many as 90 eggs. These eggs incubate for 65 days, then hatch into 6-inch baby alligators. Baby alligators stay with their mother for a few years, depending on her for food and protection. The Smithsonian website states that young alligators grow about 1 foot a year. According to the Smithsonian, alligators are sexually mature at 10 to 12 years of age, when they reach 6 feet in length. They are considered to be adults at six years, and safe from predators at 4 feet in length. They generally leave their mothers and become self-sufficient at 4 feet. Wild alligators live for up to 50 years.
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