3. How Big Are Alligators?

Gator toes. Courtesy of Flickr user Tim Pearce. This is the third of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. So, just how big are alligators? According to the Everglades National Park website, the largest alligator ever recorded in Florida was 17 feet 5 inches long. The largest alligator ever recorded anywhere was found in …

2. What’s the Difference between Alligators and Crocodiles?

Left: Alligator, courtesy Norbert Nagel. Right: Crocodile, courtesy Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar. This is the second of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Alligators are often confused with their close cousins, the crocodiles. The confusion is understandable, since all alligators are crocodilians, but not all crocodilians are alligators! (All squares are rectangles, but not …

1. What Is an Alligator?

This is the first of 12 Things You Should Know about Alligators and Everglades Wildlife, a free eBook. Before we dive into all of the fun and interesting facts about alligators, we thought we should begin by describing exactly what these amazing creatures are. An alligator is a reptile in the Alligator genus. The genus is part of a larger order …