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🐊Chinese Alligator

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Did you know?

  • Chinese alligators are one of the smallest of the crocodilians (a group that includes crocodiles, caimans and gharials) and is amongst the most endangered.

  • The back of its stocky body has a covering of hard scales, with softer scales on the belly and sides.

  • As many as 17 transverse rows with 6 bony scales run the length of its dark green/black body, and there are paired ridges going halfway down its tail, joining into a single ridge that runs to the end of its tail.

  • The teeth of these alligators are long and sharp, ideal for crushing shells. Their fourth lower tooth is bigger than the rest.

  • With its mouth shut, its upper teeth are outside of its lower teeth, which makes it different to crocodiles.


Answer this question to go on to the next page!
What is the name of the river mentioned on the alligator's sign at the zoo?
(Capitalize the first word only)

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