Panda Pages
This page is created by a WWF supporter like you and may not reflect WWF’s views.

Save the Chinese Alligator

A Yangtze (Chinese) Alligator chasing turtles.

A Yangtze (Chinese) Alligator chasing turtles.

Team Fundraising Goal: $36,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 8
Total Value of Gifts: $138.00

Support WWF's conservation efforts around the world.

Recent Donors

Billie Skinner - $20.00

matthew genzale - $25.00

George Pescaro - $18.00

matthew genzale - $15.00

George Pescaro - $25.00



Mr. Alexander John Livissianos - $5.00

Full Donor List Opens new window.Full Donor List


While it originally ranged through much of China, this species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds containing 100 to 200 individuals[3] along the lower Yangtze River in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. A majority of their usual wetland habitats have been turned into rice paddies.[4][5] Poisoning of rats, which the alligators then eat, has also been blamed for their decline. In the past decade, very few wild nests have been found, and even fewer produced viable offspring.


Chinese Alligator (also called the Yangtze Alligator)

The Chinese alligator is one of two species (or kinds) of alligator.
The other is the American alligator.

An American alligator

Chinese alligators live in a just a small part of north-eastern China. It is thought that there are just 150 Chinese alligators left in the wild. It is a very endangered animal and it is protected by both Chinese and international law. The habitat where it lives is also protected.

Why has it become endangered?
It is endangered because of habitat loss. It lives where people live and eats the ducks that people keep for food, as well as destroying irrigation channels on farmland. The farmers would like them to be gone. The building of dams in the wetlands is also destroying the habitat.

What is being done to stop them from extinction?
There are several thousand alligators being kept in captivity and it may be possible to reintroduce them into the wild at some stage. However, villagers and farmers will have to be taught how to value the alligator or they will not survive.

Appearance: What do they look like?
The alligators grow to about 2 metres and can weigh up to 40 kilograms. The body is covered with scales. The end of the snout is tapered and slightly upturned. They can have up to 76 teeth.

Habitat: Where do they live?
The alligators live in freshwater rivers and streams, lakes, ponds and swamps. They build burrows and hibernate in them for up to 7 months of the year for protection from the extreme climate of northern China.

Diet: What do they eat?
The alligators hunt mainly at night, feeding on snails, mussels and fish. They also eat small mammals such as rats.

Reproduction: How do they breed?

baby Chinese alligator at a breeding farm

After mating in the summer, the female builds a mounded nest of rotting plants and lays between 10 and 50 eggs.
After about 70 days the eggs hatch.

If you use any part of this in your own work, acknowledge this source in your bibliography like this:
Thomas, R. & Sydenham, S. Chinese or Yangtze Alligator [Online] (2001).


Please help the alligator's by donating now!

Guest Book

If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.

Sign the Guest Book

Records 1 - 25 of 256

Fri, Oct 28, 2016
I treasure the data on your internet free dating site ( %url ). Thank you so much.

Laverne Vela
Fri, Oct 28, 2016
Extremely informative, looking forward to returning.
My page :: plenty of fish dating site of free dating ( %url )

Venetta Jeffrey
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Extremely user friendly website. Immense info readily available on few clicks on.
My web page :: togel online hongkong pools ( %url )

Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Great website! It looks very expert! Sustain the good job!
my site - descargar minecraft gratis para pc ( %url )

Phillip Whitehurst
Wed, Oct 26, 2016
This mission is about utilizing the resources offered by your fellow Penguins. It has been proven that painting your car lime green makes your cart move quicker through the course. Zep the Lev Turret too, but move around to avoid its attack.
Here is my web-site club penguin walkthrough ( %url )

Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Wow cuz this is very excellent job! Congrats and keep it up.
my web-site Relationship Website ( %url )

Bud Wickham
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Hi-ya, good webpage you've gotten in here.
Also visit my web-site; htc m9 news update ( %url )

Jeremy Scammell
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Wow because this is excellent work! Congrats and keep it up.
Here is my web site: free mobile game development engine ( %url )

Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Possibly, it should even identify if the best rangefinder golfwrx ( %url ) abides by match laws, which means that your selection method can be eased slightly.

Horacio Willilams
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
You've gotten among the best web pages.
My web page :: ____________ ( %url )

Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Many thanks, this website is extremely handy.
Here is my web site; samsung ssd firmware update download ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Keep up the helpful work and bringing in the crowd!
my homepage iphone development on windows eclipse ( %url )

Osvaldo Banks
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Thanks intended for offering like good written content.
Check out my blog post - plenty of fish dating site of free Dating ( %url )

Sharyl Scherer
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Even in your normal game of golf, you will have circumstances once your line of sight for the target is clogged, and during occasions that are such, you'd nevertheless wish your best rangefinder 2016 ( %url ) to be able to lock on to it.

Cornell Cawthorne
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
I delight in the content on your internet site. Thank you so much!
My website: strona internetowa ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
What's happening, excellent site you've gotten presently.
Review my homepage; ____________ ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
You've gotten among the best online websites.
Also visit my web-site: como descargar minecraft ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Your material is quite unique.
My web-site; plenty of fish dating site of free dating ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Consumers can now check if there are carcinogens in the cosmetic products they are using or new products that they intend to use. Deep conditioning is necessary after every hair wash. It's easy to do, and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen pantry.
Also visit my blog post: Weave hairstyles photo gallery ( %url )

Josef Bunbury
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Great looking web site. Presume you did a great deal of your own coding.
my blog post - mobile strike hack bluestacks ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Great looking website. Assume you did a great deal of your own html coding.
Have a look at my blog :: visalus shake reviews ( %url )

Steffen Willard
Mon, Oct 24, 2016
To start with it is recommended that you shut down the computer, remove the power adapter and remove the battery (if possible on the model you are using). look for reviews on sites such as Google maps, Yahoo local, or Bing. What better way to make an impression by spending the money to have their carpet cleaning vans wrapped and designed with their name and flashy logos.
my weblog; Billig städning stockholm ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Checks after starting the purifier during regular watches:. Spray Nine Grez-Off degreasers quickly wipe out grease and grime and leave behind a clean surface that has a pleasing citrus scent of freshness. The list shows various keywords that people across the globe have searched using the Google search engine.
Also visit my page: hemstädning pålitliga ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
How far will players experience their own unique racial area before joining up with other races. 'We need to encourage positive things by giving people a different perspective on how to overcome and achieve things in their lives,' he says. Once again, there is something for everyone- ultimately reaching a broader audience while benefitting the bottom line.
My web blog - club penguin ( %url )

Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Amazing, such a good web-plenty of fish dating site of free dating ( %url ).

Records 1 - 25 of 256

This page contains user-posted content and does not reflect the views or opinions of WWF. If you believe this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.