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The alligator is native to the United States and China. Alligators are covered with scales, head to toe. The can grow up to fifteen feet long and weigh over one thousand pounds. Based on fossils, the alligator has been on earth for 200 million years. They have a very strong jaw, capable of crushing their prey. Alligators are cold-blooded. They lay eggs to produce their young. Play the following videos to learn more about the alligator.