Baby Alligator on Log

« Back to Okefenokee Swamp-Blackwater Country, April, 1992 National Geographic Magazine

An American alligator hatchling swims near his mother in the waters of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The baby gators are hatched from eggs and protected in a nest by their <br />
fierce mothers until they can fend for themselves. <br />
The once endangered species can live 30 to 35 years in the wild, growing to 8-12 feet long and weighing 500 to 1,000 pounds.
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An American alligator hatchling swims near his mother in the waters of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The baby gators are hatched from eggs and protected in a nest by their
fierce mothers until they can fend for themselves.
The once endangered species can live 30 to 35 years in the wild, growing to 8-12 feet long and weighing 500 to 1,000 pounds.
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