GRANDPA AND ‘THE OL’ GATOR HOLE’

MEET GRANDPA

AT THE OL' GATOR HOLE

Grandpa is one of our founding alligators. He was brought to our park in the late 1950’s of the last century. Grandpa was a full-grown mature bull alligator at the time. The old man is an awesome animal and has sired many generations of alligators at Gatorama.

You might notice that Grandpa’s head is massive. As alligators age they stop growing in length but their head continues to grow wider. Alligators do not die of old age. Older alligators usually die of starvation or during fights with younger bulls who try to take over the coveted spot as the alpha male.

During a survey of alligator keepers in 2019, it was determined that Grandpa is the unchallenged OLDEST ALLIGATOR IN CAPTIVITY. 

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