The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is one of the two living species of Alligator, a genus
within the family Alligatoridae. It is larger than the other Alligator species, the Chinese Alligator.
With its powerful jaws and armoured body, the mississippi alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is a fascinating sight that makes you think of prehistoric animals. Making very slow movements, the alligators float menacingly about in the pond, apparently disinterested in the world around them. A distinguishing feature of the alligator is its wide nose.