Artifact of the Week: American Alligator

What do you know about this animal?

Where do they live?

What do they eat?



Answers:

What do you know about this animal?

This is a (stuffed) baby alligator! It was donated to the museum in 1930.

Where do they live?

This one came from Florida, where its species is native. There is one other species of alligator in the world, found in China. But don't confuse them with crocodiles, which live in different areas of the world.

What do they eat?

Alligators are carnivorous, and eat whatever prey species they can find.



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