American Alligator

Alligator Mississiooiensi

Life

The American Alligator is the largest reptile in N. America, and unlike the crocodile, the alligator has a broader head, and darker scales. Also, they don't have vocal cords, but can in fact the males can bellow loudly to attract a mate or ward off competitors. Alligators usually live for about 35-50 years int he wild, and 60-80 in captivity.