Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: January 1, 2021 10:20 pm
Photo Credit: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Australia Zoo have celebrated the birthday of their American alligator, Alison who has just completed her 91st trip around the sun.
Alison has been part of the Australia Zoo family since 1987 when she came to the zoo from another wildlife park.
“Alison has been a part of our Australia Zoo family for over 33 years and we are so excited to celebrate and share this special day with her,” said Bindi Irwin. “Alison is a very sweet old lady, who loves nothing more than a snack and basking in the sun all day long.”
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American alligators come from fresh water swamps and lakes in the United states where they have an important role in keeping waterways stable and healthy. These apex predators were once endangered but have since recovered.
“Dad just loved alligators, he used to call them frogs with sharp teeth!” said Bindi.
Australia Zoo actively takes part in reptile conservation, “we are so proud to have the longest, most comprehensive study on crocodilians anywhere in the world,” Bindi shared.
“We continue to research these modern-day dinosaurs using the same techniques Dad developed, and they are now used in every continent crocodilians are found in.”
Alison the American alligator at Australia Zoo
Photo Credit: Australia Zoo
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