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By Susan H Gray

Readers are brought the habitat and way of life of the yank Alligator and find out how the yankee Alligator is coming round again from close to extinction. learn the way humans within the southeastern usa are studying to dwell with those notable creatures.

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32 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY 21st Century Skills Library American alligators are large reptiles known for their speedy swimming skills, killer instinct, and swampy habitat. Look inside to learn more about how the American alligator is making a comeback from near extinction and once again becoming a common sight in the wetlands of the southeastern United States. The Road to Recovery series introduces readers to some of the animals that are fighting and beginning to win the battle for survival in the 21st century.

Staub, Frank J. Alligators. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1995. html To find an animals directory and information about American alligators ROAD TO RECOVERY: A A 31 I females, 4–6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 Florida, 20, 22, 24 Alabama, 20 alligator farms, 26–27 Arkansas, 25 armor, 9 nests, 11, 12, 27 New York City, 23 North Carolina, 25 nostrils, 9 “gator holes,” 14 Bartram, William, 5 bellowing, 4, 11 blood, 6 body temperature, 6, 11–12 caimans, 14, 27 captivity, 15 Chinese alligators, 5, 15 colors, 9, 12 crocodiles, 14, 27 crocodilians, 14 Oklahoma, 25 habitats, 8, 19, 23, 25, 27, 28 hatchlings, 12–13, 16 heads, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12 hide.

See skin. hunting, 18–19, 20, 21, 22, 26 hurricanes, 27 plates, 9 population, 19, 24, 25, 28 predators, 9, 13, 14 prey, 9–10, 14 protection, 13, 16, 20–21, 28 reptiles, 9, 14, 24, 27 laws, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28 legs, 9, 11, 14 length, 9, 12, 15 life spans, 15 Louisiana, 20, 23 dinosaurs, 7 eggs, 11–12, 27–28 endangered species, 21, 22– 23, 25 Everglades National Park, 27 extinction, 16 eyes, 9 males, 4, 5, 9, 10–11, 12 mating, 4–6, 10–11 meat, 19, 24, 26 mouths, 9, 12, 14 scales, 9 sewers, 23 skin, 9, 17–18, 21, 26 snouts, 6, 11, 14 tail, 9, 14 teeth, 9, 14 Texas, 20, 22, 25 weight, 4, 9 name, 8, 19 National Park Service, 27 feeding, 24 A A 3USAN('RAY has a master’s degree in zoology.

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