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An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).

Alligators live near water, in swamps, ponds, lakes, marshy areas or canals. The American Alligator can be mainly found in American states of Florida and Louisiana, while the Chinese Alligator can be found along the Yangtze River in China. Alligators are capable of reaching lengths over 13 feet and can weigh over 800 lbs. The Chinese alligator is endangered and is smaller in size than the American alligator.


 

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