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Alligators

There are only two species of true alligators in the world, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the endangered Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).  Compared to crocodiles, alligators have a rounder and wider “U” shaped snout.  Also, when the alligator’s jaw is closed, the fourth bottom tooth cannot be seen.  Most alligators prefer to live in fresh water.


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