Today I learned about a Mississippi born alligator named Saturn. He was gifted to the Berlin Zoo in 1936, escaped during the allied bombing in 1943. British soldiers found Saturn 3 years later and gifted him to the Soviet Union. He died at Moscow Zoo on May 22, 2020 (approx 83 years old) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
Alligators are scared of humans and it's usually safe to swim in most alligator infested waters. A 2010 report tallied all the reported alligator attacks over the 81 years from 1928 to 2009. It found there were only 24 deaths from alligators in the United States, most of them in Florida. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
After all the local swans were eaten by Alligators a Florida woman wrote to Queen Elizabeth for assistance. The Queen provided two royal Swans. The Swans alive in Lakeland today are their direct descendants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
An 9 foot alligator clamped onto the leg of 10-yr-old Florida girl Juliana Ossa. She thought of a plan she'd learned in "Gatorland" where she saw a guy wrestle a gator with its mouth taped. The situation was reversed, so Juliana stuck her fingers up the gator's nose, and it released her leg. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Some animals like Crocodiles, alligators and a few tortoises and turtles do not age physically, and can not die of physical old age. They die of deceases, accidents, predators, and other causes. awesci.com/crocodiles-do-…
Crocodiles and alligators are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards or snakes. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Today I learned about an Alligator named Wally, who was found guarding $1.5 million worth of marijuana plants in California abc7.com/archive/8004427/
After Chicago officials failed to capture a rogue alligator for 8 days, Chicago hired Florida Man who caught it in less than 24 hours; locals dubbed the alligator "Chance the Snapper" wgntv.com/2019/07/16/alli…
American alligators have been known to venture into saltwater to capture prey. They've been spotted muching on nurse sharks, bonnethead sharks, lemon sharks, and Atlantic stingrays. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Saturn, an American Alligator born in 1936, who is rumored to have been a favorite of Hitler. After the Battle of Berlin he was captured by the British and given to the Soviets. He was moved to Moscow Zoo after the war where he still lives today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
The creators of Shrek took mud showers to study β€œfluid dynamic simulation” for the movie. The art director also took a trip to a magnolia plantation to learn how to properly render Shrek’s swamp. He was chased by an alligator. seattleweekly.com/film/sh…
An alligator’s sex is determined by the temperature the egg is incubated in and not chromosomes. Eggs incubated at 30 Β°C (86 Β°F) or lower produce females; whereas 33 Β°C (93 Β°F) or higher produce males. nature.com/articles/srep1…
An alligator can go two years without feeding by burning fat reserves at the base of it's tail. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Crocodiles but not alligators are capable of skin color change nature.com/articles/s4159…
Today I learned of Wally, the licensed "Emotional Support Alligator" of PA Marine Corps veteran Joie Henney; Wally was approved by Henney's doctor when he refused anti-depressant medication. When not out on his ESA leash, Wally eats chicken wings and watches tv from his 300-gallon pond inside Henney's home. inquirer.com/news/alligat…
In 2016 two alligators were found guarding €500,000 worth of crystal meth, €300,000 in cash, and several firearms in Amsterdam. The owner of the crocodiles was following the law and had the appropriate permits for the animals. dutchnews.nl/news/2016/02…
Alligator Snapping Turtles can live over 150 years, and some have been found with musketballs and flint arrowheads in their shells reptilesmagazine.com/Rept…
Alligators love marshmallows. Tour companies regularly use them to reward gators who come close to the boat. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Their is a 110-acre alligator and crocodile themed Park in Florida called Gatorland. The park features thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh where it was used for filming the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and known for buying and rescuing nuisance alligators. gatorland.com/
There is an emotional support alligator named Wally who comforts the elderly and children that have disabilities. people.com/pets/emotional…
The Florida Everglades is the only environment on earth in which Alligators and Crocodiles coexist evergladesholidaypark.com…
Alligators swallow rocks to stay under water longer. sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
An alligator terrorizing Chicago locals was captured and named Chance the Snapper by the local Herpetological society en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The Archbishop of New Orleans ruled that Alligator meat is classified as fish, so Catholics can eat it on Fridays during Lent. catholicnewsagency.com/am…
The oldest living Alligator, "Muja" in the Belgrade Zoo, not only survived WW2 (where the Belgrade zoo was almost totally destroyed) but also the 1999 NATO bombings during the war in Serbia, 54 years later. He is estimated to be at least 80 years old. But there are no records of his DOB. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muj…
Babe Ruth's career changing home run was over 500ft and landed in an Alligator Farm. mlb.com/cut4/babe-ruth-hi…
There are only about 25 albino alligators in the world, all in captivity. They have poor eyesight and lack the pigment melanin, so they appear white. One of them is Claude, who resides in the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
The alligator gar, a toothy, narrow-snouted fish, is the largest, native, freshwater predator in N America. A new study from the University of Chicago reveals fascinating details about how the gar feeds, both by snapping its powerful jaws and surprisingly using suction to vacuum its prey inside youtu.be/kHtK5747t0w
Alligators survive in freezing temperatures but sticking the tip of their mouths above water to breathe and entering a state called Brumation. They can survive like this for several months until the temperature finally warms up. youtube.com/watch?v=cTw3x…
The Largest Alligator caught currently holding the modern day World Record is 15 ft & 1011.5 lbs. Caught in the ALA. River. Taxidermists autopsied the beast and found an ENTIRE WHOLE DEER in its stomach. Also found, small squirrels swallowed whole as well. The deer is est. to have been 3 y/o. wideopenspaces.com/world-…
During the Civil War there was a Union version of the song Dixie that started, "Away down South in the land of traitors, rattlesnakes and alligators." youtu.be/A5ra9cXx1-o
An alligator’s penis is permanently erect nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In Colombian folklore the legendary Alligatorman (Hombre Caiman) is said to be a fisherman converted by the spirit of the Magdalena River into an alligator, that returns every year on St. Sebastian's Day to hunt human victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
Crocodiles can live to 70-100 years while alligators live 30-50 years. Gators can reach about 15 feet and crocs can grow to about 20. The Florida Everglades is the only place in the world where the two coexist. evergladesholidaypark.com…
Unlike alligators, crocodiles' tongues are attached to the roof of their mouth. So an alligator can stick out its tongue, but a crocodile cannot. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
The critically endangered Chinese alligator may have helped inspire the mythology of the Chinese dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
A man once jumped into alligator infested waters, screamed "F*ck you alligators" and was subsequently eaten alive audioburst.com/burst/1073…
That, despite having the largest US alligator population, it has been more than 200 years since the first and last Louisianan died to an alligator. heraldguide.com/editorial…
A Florida man tossed an alligator through a drive-thru window. He was charged with β€œassault with a deadly weapon.” washingtonpost.com/news/p…
A Texas man was asked not to swim in a marina due to sightings of an alligator. He responded with "F#$k that alligator" before diving in the water. He was immediately killed by an alligator. gawker.com/fuck-that-alli…
An alligator has between 74 and 80 teeth in its mouth at a time which wear down and get replaced. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in its lifetime. nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
There are only two living species of alligators on earth: the American Alligator and the Chinese alligator, the latter being critically endangered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Alligators have permanently erect penises nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Alligator clips are known as crocodile clips in Australia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Today I learned of Saturn, an American Alligator born in 1936, who is rumoured to have met Hitler and survived the Battle of Berlin as one of only 96 out of 16000 animals from the Berlin Zoo to survive WW2. He was moved to Moscow Zoo after the war where he still lives today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
The Indian gharial and false gharial are the last remaining members of the third crocodylian superfamily Gavialoidea. These long-snouted reptiles are often overshadowed by alligators (Alligatoroidea) and crocodiles (Crocodyloidea) and are critically endangered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gav…
Alligators and crocodiles are always erect nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Alligators, like beavers, create wetlands. They dig small ponds (gator holes) which can retain water in droughts and benefit other aquatic wildlife. floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sou…
Alligators have been a long-running problem for NASA, including climbing over their fences and entering buildings over night modernfarmer.com/2013/09/…
The critically endangered Chinese alligator is believed by many to be the basis for the mythical Chinese dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Alligators killed 3 people in the U.S in 2015, including a 22yr old burglar, and a 28yr old who's final recorded words were "Fuck the alligators" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior. tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
When stopped by traffic officers, a man in Florida ran away into a water treatment plant, only to end up getting hospitalised by an alligator. tampabay.com/news/publics…
In 2001 the Heinz Hero Dog of the Year was an Australian Blue Heeler that saved his elderly owner from an alligator attack in the dark. The woman had fallen in her yard at night. She heard the gator coming towards her before the dog ambushed it, fighting the reptile until it fled in defeat. brainskewer.com/dog-fough…
Alligators and crocodiles can climb trees. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
The sound of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park was an elephant mixed with a tiger, and an alligator, and its breath is a whale's blow wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurass…
Crocodiles and Alligators are more closely related to birds than they are other species of reptiles news.ucsc.edu/2014/12/cro…
Alligators have a reptile equivalent of hibernation called brumation, where their metabolism slows down during cold weather. scaquarium.org/brumation/
The oldest alive alligator in the world lives in the ZOO in my home town, Belgrade. Muja, an American alligator that arrived at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia in 1937, has become a β€œBelgrade legend. adventuresportsnetwork.co…
After the bombing of Hiroshima, there were β€œant-walking alligators” that the survivors saw everywhere, men and women who β€œwere now eyeless and faceless β€” with their heads transformed into blackened alligator hides displaying red holes, indicating mouths.” nytimes.com/2010/01/20/bo…
In the movie Jurassic Park, the roar of the T-Rex was made using a blend of a baby elephant's squeal, an alligator's gurgling, and a tiger's snarl. blogs.scientificamerican.…
A group of growers got together in 1915 to try and make their "Alligator Pears" sound more appealing. Collectively, they decided to change the name of the fruit to "Avocados." theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Steven Seagal released a blues album called "Mojo Priest" with catchy track names such as "Alligator Ass", "Talk to my Ass" and "She Dat Pretty". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moj…
Black babies were used attract and hunt alligators. ferris.edu/htmls/news/jim…
An alligator’s immune system can fight HIV. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The full chorus of the Bill Haley song is "See you later, Alligator. After 'while crocodile. Can't you see you're in my way now. Don't you know you cramp my style" genius.com/Bill-haley-and…
Alligator Snapping Turtles will eat almost any type of meat including including squirrels, armadillos and other turtles. One study in Louisiana showed 79.8% of the stomach contents of adult snapping turtles was composed of other turtles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
An alligator’s immune system can fight HIV. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Some birds "pay" for protection from alligators by letting them eat their chicks smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When hibernating in the winter alligators will stick the tip of their snout out of the water to breathe and let the water freeze around them animals.howstuffworks.com…
The same gent (Ken Page) who voices Oogie Boogie in TNMB4XMas also voiced the singing alligator in All Dogs goto Heaven en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Avocados used to be called "alligator pears." washingtonpost.com/news/w…
Avocados used to be referred to as "Alligator Pears" in some places. npr.org/templates/story/s…
The roar from T-Rex in Jurassic Park is a baby elephant mixed with a tiger and an alligator, and its breath is a whale's blow. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Crocodiles and Alligators can climb trees. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
The USPS will allow you to mail chickens, bees, chameleons, baby alligators, and scorpions. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other. pbs.org/newshour/updates/…
The town of Christmas, Florida is home to the world's largest alligator-shaped building, measuring at just over 200 feet (61 m). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
The "Wilhelm Scream," a popular sound effect found in "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," and many other movies, is from a scene from 1951's "Distant Drums" in which a man is attacked by an alligator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Only 12 alligators in the whole world have a rare genetic condition that reduces the colour pigmentation in their skin. They are known as Albino Alligators youtu.be/S2s7mnhzi6E?t=10…
Crocodilians (e.g. crocodiles, alligators, and caimans) are more closely related to birds than they are to any other existing reptile species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Alligators do not have sex-determining chromosomes. Instead, the sex is determined by the temperature of the environment the alligator is in. nature.com/articles/29685…
In 2010, the Archbishop of New Orleans ruled that for purposes of Catholic church discipline in relation to abstention from meat, the flesh of the alligator is characterized as fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Steve Irwin told his cameramen to keep rolling in case of an alligator attack, so that his last words would be "crikey" as he is going down the belly of the alligator. youtu.be/Q5KJJba4qwQ?t=3m…
John Quincy Adams kept a pet alligator in a White House bathtub. The alligator was a re-gifting by the Marquis de Lafayette. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
The roar from the T-Rex in Jurassic Park is a baby elephant mixed with a tiger and an alligator, and its breath is a whale's blow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jur…
Crocodiles, Alligators and Flounders have no finite life span, but continue to live forever unless affected by their environment. youtube.com/watch?feature…
The Alligator Has a Permanently Erect, Bungee Penis phenomena.nationalgeograp…
A Florida man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after throwing a live alligator through the open drive-in window of a fast food restaurant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Alligators are native only to the United States and China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In the US the Avocado was once called Alligator Pears. A California Avocado collective began pushing to replace the name with the more-exotic and less-menacing β€œavocado,” a word that was adapted centuries ago from the Aztec β€œahuacacuahatl,” or β€œtesticle tree.” theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Alligators' voices change when they inhale helium, just like humans, implying reptiles have similar vocal mechanisms to human beings washingtonpost.com/news/s…
Alligators poke their noses through ice to survive freezing temperatures abcnews.go.com/US/alligat…
The annual consumption of the Alligator Pear (avocado) has grown from 1.5 lbs/pp to 5 lbs/pp in last 20 years. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Playing a B flat on a tuba arouses male alligators. kobreguide.com/content/Th…
A group of alligators is a congregation, a group of wild cats is a destruction, a group of elephants is a memory, a group of flies is a business, a group of giraffes is a tower thealmightyguru.com/Point…
Alligator blood can destroy many bacteria and viruses, including HIV! news.nationalgeographic.c…
; Benedict Cumberbatch's voice was vocoded to Alligator growls for his role as Smaug in The Hobbit series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Crocodiles, Alligators and Flounders have no finite life span, but continue to live forever unless affected by their environment. - [01:04:01] youtu.be/219YybX66MY?t=54…
The roar of the T-Rex dinosaur in "Jurassic Park" (1993) was produced by layering the sounds of a tiger, alligator and a baby elephant. msn.com/en-us/movies/gall…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.