Differences Between Crocodiles and Alligators

Differences Between Crocodiles and Alligators

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

Crocodiles vs. Alligators

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Crocodiles are the closest living relative to dinosaurs alive today. (0:37)

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

  • 3

    There are only two species of alligator, one in the U.S. and one in China. (2:51)

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