Alligators are large carnivorous reptiles.
An alligator has a large rounded snout and is black in colour.
Alligators can grow up to nearly 5 metres in length.
Alligators have about 70 teeth that are constantly being replaced as they wear down.
Alligators are usually found in swamps and rivers. They have been occasionally found out at sea.
Baby alligators are called hatch-lings.
On land, alligators can run at a speed of about 18 kilometres per hour, while in the water they can swim at a speed of about 35 kilometres per hour.
Alligators are endangered in many parts of the world.