Differences Between Crocodiles and Alligators

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The lifespan of the Nile crocodile (70-100 yrs) is about double that of the American alligator (30-50 yrs).

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Crocodiles are the closest living relative to dinosaurs alive today. 00:37

  2. Alligator teeth have more of an overbite, and their teeth are mostly hidden when their mouths are closed. 02:17

  3. There are only two species of alligator, one in the U.S. and one in China. 02:51

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