Tag: American alligator

July 7, 2021

Officials remove hundreds of gators from Disney

Wildlife officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and private trappers have removed 250 alligators from Disney properties in central Florida since 2016. The removals began after an alligator...

April 14, 2021

JWM: Strictly regulated gator harvest boosts their numbers

Can killing animals within a population actually save that same population? The question might sound a little ludicrous, but as Mark Merchant, a biochemistry professor at McNeese State University in...

May 24, 2017

35-year study sheds new light on alligators’ lifespan

American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) can live as long as humans, making it difficult for scientists to conduct long-term studies on them. But Phil Wilkinson, a retired manager of South Carolina’s Tom...