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Alligator with Babies

SKU 259629

Although alligators are best known for being fearsome predators, they also make loving mothers! Adult female alligators not only defend their nests from predators, but they help their hatchlings make it to water and will spend up to a year protecting them.

  • Scientific Name: Alligator mississippiensis
  • Characteristics: Designed to capture all the striking details of this reptilian family, our artfully sculpted and individually hand-painted figurine features young alligators nestled atop their mother's back, just like they would be in the wild. Their bodies display the camouflaged yellow and brown stripe pattern seen on young alligators, while the mother's dark brown shades help her blend into the murky water while hunting.
  • Size and Color: 12 inches long and 7.5 inches wide, this moss green and mustard yellow alligator family is exactly the length of a standard ruler and its width is a touch shorter than the length of a No. 2 pencil. Whether it's your desk, nightstand, or among your other figurines, this mama is just looking for a good place to raise her young!
  • The Alligator with Babies is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Iconic to the culture of the southern United States, alligators have been hunted for years for their skin, which is used to make bags, shoes, and other pieces of apparel. More recently, alligators have become an important part of the ecotourism industry in which visitors can go on “swamp safaris” and observe alligators and their young in their natural habitat.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 29.5 L x 21 W x 10 H
    • Size in inches: 11.61 L x 8.27 W x 3.94 H
    • Scale: 1:6.3
    • UPC: 095866259624
    Alligators have broad snouts and up to 80 teeth. They build burrows for shelter and hibernate when temperatures fall below 20°C (68°F). Babies are called juveniles and look like their parents except they have yellow and black bands so they blend in with their surroundings. The name alligator comes from the Spanish word, el lagarto, meaning "the lizard".