Animal Species

American Alligator
Did you know?

Alligators have the strongest bite force measured; 2000 pounds per square inch. For comparison, lions bite with 600 pounds of pressure and humans have 120 pounds of pressure per square inch!

Sponsors
Dr. William & Valerie Hammerlee
Habitat
Habitat: Wetlands, swamps, rivers in the Southeastern United States
Size
Average 14 feet, half is the tail
Weight
Up to 500 pounds
Lifespan
Up to 50 years
Diet
mammals, birds, fish
Reproduction
25-60 eggs incubate for 2-3 months
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Poaching. Alligators went from Endangered to Least Concern!