This video explores the amorous habits and life-cycle of the American Alligator. Who knew this cold blooded beast had such a soft side!


Vocabulary List

  • Cloaca: An opening found in certain animal species that serves as a single, common orifice for the intestinal, urinary and reproductive tracts
  • Hormone: A chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the body
  • Fertile: Capable of producing offspring
  • Embryo: In animals other than humans, it refers to the multi-cellular state of the organism before it hatches or is born. In humans this term is also used until about 8 weeks after fertilization, after which it is called a “fetus”

PowerPoint lesson

American Alligator: Reproduction