How Do Alligators Survive the Cold?

It is hard to imagine that alligators can survive in cold weather. It turns out they can! Photo confirmation published by Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina, USA. Since they cannot get warm, the reptiles have learned to fall into suspended animation. They stick their nose out of the reservoir, causing the temperature to drop. And in this position they freeze into the ice, their vital activity is suspended, breathing becomes very slow, the metabolism almost freezes. Alligators can stay in this position for a very long time and calmly wait until the pond thaws.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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