Scientific Name: Alligator sinensis
Common Names: Chinese Alligator, China Alligator
Maximum adult length: 1.8 metres (5.9 feet)
N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian.
Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, live in just a small part of northeastern China. It is one of two known living species of alligator. Adult males grow to about 2 metres (6.5 feet) and can weigh up to 40 kg (88 lb). They are mostly found in slow moving bodies of water such as streams, rivers and swamps. For 6 or 7 months of each year they hibernate within burrowing holes and tunnels, which is unique among crocodilians.