American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

Least
Concern

The American alligator loses its teeth as it wears them down. One alligator can go through over 3,000 teeth in a lifetime!

Diet:
Alligators are carnivores, and they’re not picky! They’ll eat nearly anything that comes near the water, including birds, frogs, fish, and small mammals.
Habitat:
American alligators can be found in many aquatic environments. They prefer slow-moving brackish water, which mixes saltwater and freshwater. Places with lots of brackish water include swamps and marshes.