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Photo of alligator at The Greenville Zoo

Feisty spends countless hours basking in the sun.

The American Alligator is found in the warm wetlands and swamps of the Southeastern United States. Alligators are usually found in slow-moving freshwater rivers. They are also found in swamps, marshes and lakes. They can tolerate salt water for only brief periods.

Fun Facts:

  • In the morning, alligators will come on to the land and bask in the sun.
  • As midday approaches and the sun becomes stronger, they tend to retreat back to the water.
  • Alligators can not actually chew. Instead, they break their food with strong jaws.

How to Adopt

You can use the Adopt an Animal form below to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Download Adopt An Animal Application

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