California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Saving American Alligators

The American alligator is the apex predator of the Southeastern swamps, but in the not-so-distant past, it was critically endangered. Learn more about how alligators came back from the brink.

While you watch this video, think about the three questions below. Share your answers with a friend or family member or just think in your head.

  1. How do alligators help other animals in the swamp?
  2. Why did American alligators become an endangered species?
  3. Are American alligators still endangered? Why or why not?

Content advisory: This video includes graphic images of alligators eating prey and may not be appropriate for some viewers.

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