Animals Reptiles & Amphibians
American alligators were once critically endangered but due to impressive conservation efforts they have made such a comeback that their numbers are estimated to be over 1 million in the wild, and they are even considered pests in some parts of their range!
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Reptile, Crocodylia (crocodiles and alligators)
North America: southeastern United States into Texas and Oklahoma
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Up to 60+ years
Social but territorial, especially during breeding season.