Learn about alligators, the largest predator reptile. Find out how many species of these animals exist today in the world. Discover where they live, how they hunt, and how they care for their young. Includes photographs, audio and video files, quizzes, and a worksheet. There is a link to eThemes resources on crocodiles.
Arkive: American Alligator
Use this site for factual information, videos, and photographs of the American alligator.
Animal Planet: What's the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?
Learn about the order Crocodylia which includes crocodiles and alligators. Learn the difference between the two families of reptiles. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
PBS: The Reptiles: Alligators and Crocodiles
Read about living with alligators and about a man whose occupation is trapping alligators. Safety tips for being around these reptiles are given.
Watch this video to learn fun and interesting facts about alligators.
Animal Corner: Alligators
This site provides factual information about the American Alligator and the Chinese Alligator. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
Enchanted Learning: All about Alligators
Learn about alligators - the carnivorous reptiles. Learn about the different types, how they differ from crocodiles, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Click on the "Alligator Printout" link to learn more about the animal's anatomy.
ADW: Alligator: Classification
Click on the icon to read about these reptiles habitats, behavior, communication, and their role in ecosystem. Click on the camera icon to view photographs of alligators.
Animal Bytes: American Alligator
Read facts about American alligator.
Whose Toes are Those? White Alligator
This site has photographs of the white alligator and two short movies of an alligator swimming and walking.
NOTE: The site includes ads.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
This is an official site of an alligator farm. Click on the "Maximo" link to learn about alligators Maximo and Sydney and their life on farms. Select the "Explore the Zoo" link and click on the "Video" to view clips of alligators on the farm.
ABC Teach: Alligator Did you Know Research Cards
These printable cards can be used by teachers and students to write facts about alligators.
National Geographic: American Alligator
Learn detailed facts about the American alligator on this site. Scroll down to the "Multimedia" box for audio and video clips and a printable factsheet about alligators. NOTE: contains banner ads.
Alligator's Sixth Sense
Read this article to find out more of how the bumps on alligators jaws are actually sensory organs.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Crocodiles
These sites are about the habitat, reproduction, appearance, and diet of the American, Morelet, Nile and Salt Water crocodile. Learn how these animals differ from alligators. Includes photographs, videos, audio clips, and an online quiz.
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