Scientific name: Alligator mississippiensis
Family name: Alligatoridae
Group Name: Congregation or a pod when young
IUCN status: Least concern
Lifespan: 35-80 years
Weight: 91 – 227kg
Body length: 2.6 -3.4 meters
Top speed: 14mph
Diet: Carnivore: Fish, birds, mammals, other reptiles, molluscs and insects. However, despite being carnivores, these alligators feed upon not only meat, but also fruits.
Habitat: Freshwater ponds: rivers, swamps, saturated areas.
Range: Southern states of the USA