Scientific Name: Alligator mississippiensis
Commonly referred to as a "gator", alligators are large reptiles that can grow up to 14 feet in length and 1,000 pounds in weight. This size is uncommon even for most big males and females are considerably smaller, growing up to 9 feet in length.
Alligators come in traditional army colors of green, olive, brown, gray and black. They have long bodies and powerful tails. The tail constitutes nearly half of a 'gators size.
Alligators range from Brownsville, Texas on the US-Mexico border to Florida and all the way north to North Carolina. They prefer freshwater but can be found in brackish water habitats as well.
Alligators will eat just about anything made of meat but their primary diet is fish, birds, turtles, snakes and amphibians. Large adult alligators may sometimes catch and kill wild boar and deer. Alligators can hunt on land as well as in the water.
Alligators mate in the spring and male gators make a loud bellowing sound to attract mates and ward off intruders. A female alligator lays 20 to 50 white eggs and covers them under sand and vegetation to help keep the eggs warm. Eggs incubate for 65 days before the chirping young alligators emerge from their shells.
Gatorama has been in business for more than 50 years. We are fully licensed and insured as a roadside attraction, park and alligator farm. Our extensive experience with alligators and crocodiles makes us unique and we take the health and safety of both our animals and human guests very seriously.
Come visit us for a 'gator of a good time.