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What's the difference between crocodiles and alligators?Explore our wide variety of animal facts and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.

Crocodile & Alligator Differences

Crocodiles and alligators are both reptiles from the same order of animals, named Crocodylia. There are however a number of important differences which set these apex predators apart. Read on to find out what some of these differences are while enjoying all our animal facts for kids.




  • Crocodiles have a longer, more V-shaped head then alligators.

  • The fourth tooth of a crocodile sticks out when its mouth is closed.

  • Crocodiles are better adapted to living in seawater.

  • Crocodiles are more aggressive than alligators.

  • Crocodiles tend to have a lighter appearance than alligators.

  • Crocodiles in the wild are found all over the world while alligators are only found in the US and China.




  • Alligators have shorter, wider heads that are more U-shaped than crocodiles.

  • Alligators strongly favor freshwater while some species of crocodile live in seawater.

  • Alligators are less aggressive than crocodiles.

  • Alligators tend to have a darker appearance than crocodiles.

  • Alligators in the wild are only found in the US and China while crocodiles are found all over the world.







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