Alligator feeding habits: New data and a review. Alligators are fresh-water animals and can be found in lakes, ponds, rivers and irrigation canals. The muscles for opening their jaws are relatively weak. An American alligator top and a Chinese alligator. Indeed, far more Chinese alligators live in zoos around the world than can be found in the wild. The Journal of Experimental Biology. In September, when the babies are ready to hatch, she will help them by removing debris covering the nest and. For example, alligators are armor-plated. Large alligators feed extensively on coypu, and provide a vital ecological service by reducing coypu numbers.
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As they mature, progressively larger prey is taken, including larger fish such as gar, turtles, and various mammals, particularly coypu and muskrat,  as well as birds, deer, and other reptiles. As the alveoli represent dead-ends to flow, the inspired air must move back out the same way it came in. Some scientists have hypothesized that the complex heart structure of crocodilians might indicate that they evolved from endothermic warm-blooded ancestors. Alligators are native to only the United States, Mexico, and China. This makes it possible for an alligator to escape from most situations on land and get into the water. Alligators aren’t picky about what they eat. Once a week is a typical feeding schedule for alligators living in the wild.