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2009-07-14 11:30:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival.

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2009-07-12 16:40:00

Florida's alligator skin trade has been bitten by the recession, and the owner of one the state's oldest operations says he may be closing.

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2009-07-08 13:20:00

Police responding to a report of an alligator at a South Florida apartment complex found the 8-foot gator tied to a tree with an extension cord.

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2009-06-23 16:40:00

Texas wildlife officials say there are six alligators living in the Rio Grande, east of Fort Hancock in Hudspeth County.

2009-06-11 16:49:51

A wildlife expert said a 12-foot alligator that cleared a Dauphin Island, Ala., beach swam through the Gulf of Mexico to the island because he is blind. Wildlife Specialist Gary Casper said he was called by Marine Police after beachgoers spotted the reptile emerging from the water and vacated the beach, WALA-TV, Mobile, Ala., reported Thursday. It's a public safety hazard; a 12-foot alligator during tourist season on Dauphin Island on the beach when people are day and night swimming, Casper...

2009-05-27 16:10:57

In the 35 years of running a restaurant by a Florida swamp, the owner of Clark's Fish Camp says it has never been invaded by a live alligator, until now. Joan Peoples says that when workers prepared to reopen the restaurant, which had been closed due to unseasonable spring flooding from a nearby creek, workers found a 4-foot-long baby alligator hiding behind the commode in the men's bathroom, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., reported Wednesday. I thought it was a fish or an eel or something, and...

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2009-04-22 11:45:00

A 14-year-old boy in Akron, Ohio, says he caught an alligator while fishing at Summit Lake.

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2009-04-20 08:25:00

The population of China's rare and endangered Yangtze alligator is anticipated to double to 300 in the next five to 10 years.

2009-04-19 11:56:29

The number of wild Yangtze alligators could more than double during the next five to 10 years, an alligator expert in China said Sunday. Wang Chaolin, Chinese Alligators Protection Nature Reserve deputy director, said while only 120 specimens of the endangered alligator species exist, an apparent increase in their living and breeding territories could help increase their population to 300 within 10 years, China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported. Wang, whose wildlife reserve is located...

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2009-04-17 09:55:00

During the last 540 million years, the earth's oxygen levels have fluctuated wildly. Knowing that the dinosaurs appeared around the time when oxygen levels were at their lowest at 12%, Tomasz Owerkowicz, Ruth Elsey and James Hicks wondered how these monsters coped at such low oxygen levels.


Latest Alligator Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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2007-01-23 14:54:33

The American Alligator, Alligator Mississippians, is one of two species of living Alligator. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human populated areas. It is larger than the other living species, the Chinese Alligator. The American Alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, broad head, and a very powerful tail. The tail, which accounts for half of the alligator's total length, is primarily used for...

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2007-01-23 14:47:34

The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is one of two living species of Alligator. The Chinese Alligator is native to only China. This species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds along the lower Yangtze River system. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. The Chinese Alligator rarely exceeds 7 feet long, with 5 feet being a more common size. It weighs approximately 80 pounds. Their heads are...

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