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Do crocodiles and alligators mate with each other?

Guest Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 2:43 PM

Curtis Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 6:21 PM

Not on purpose.

(They are not related closely enough to interbreed.  But now if you had some test tubes, a turkey baster, and something of a death wish, you might could come up with something.)

Guest Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 4:38 PM

They say male ligers are unfertile. Since they'er so uncommon, is it possible one might be born that can breed? Or, do to DNA, is it an absolute rule?

Guest Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 2:52 AM

no i dont think so or they could

Guest Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 7:45 PM


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Guest Monday, February 4, 2008 at 9:14 AM

mites might

Guest Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Know Might

Guest Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 4:35 AM

yes they do

Guest Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8:58 AM

crocodiles mate ok mate

Guest Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM

if the female alligator is hot a male croc might jump on her.Or vice versa.

Guest Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:25 PM

They have never been known to, either in the wild or in captivity. Alligators and crocodiles are completely different species. They are very similar anatomically and morphologically, and they share the same phylogenetic order, but they are genetically separated by tens of millions of years. In fact, there is only one place in the wild where alligators and crocodiles run into each other:  the extreme southern regions of Florida.

Humans and chimps are more closely related to one another than alligators and crocodiles are, to put it in perspective, and obviously humans and chimps do not -- at least as best as science knows, in the wild or in captivity -- interbreed.

Guest Friday, January 1, 2010 at 11:46 PM

I think they can mate, expecially if its one crocodile by himself and
several female alligators.  Experts say they aren't the same species,
however they are all considered crocodilian.

Guest Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Just because alligators and crocodiles are crocodilians doesn't mean they
can mate. There are many primates including humans but I don't
know of any interspecies mating there.

Guest Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM

I heard they might from my science teacher who said something about chromosones.

Guest Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 12:58 AM

they cannot produce offspring.

Guest Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM

i think that is the nasyiest thing i have ever herd but i hop not

Guest Friday, January 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

chimps can mate with crocs

Guest Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM

If they can't tell the differnts

Guest Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I agree with Guest

Guest Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

American crocodiles live sympatrically with American alligators where salinities are low. Most crocodilians tolerate others of the same species and of different ages provided food and other essential habitat requirements are not limiting. Where two or more species coexist, tolerance among species is also common and is usually ensured by species specific differences in habitat utilization. In Florida, the American crocodile and alligator have probably coexisted for thousands of years and relied on changing salinity gradients of surface waters to dictate which species is dominant in certain areas. Though these species probably intermingle frequently throughout the year, there is only one known location where both species may nest side-by-side. If substantiated, the nesting sites along a canal berm in the vicinity of Marco Island, Collier County, would indicate use of a common nesting area by these species. However, the species' breeding seasons may be sufficiently asynchronous in this area to allow crocodiles to breed and nest before alligators become reproductively active

I don't know if they reproduce at the same time of the year, but there isn't a record of them mating. Male ligers might be able to breed if there is a genetic mutation. Who knows, anything can happen

Guest Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Aligators love crockycock and crocodiles love alliass

Guest Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Crockycock...allyass...BAHAHAHAHA that's funny.

Guest Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Maybe and mabye not!?


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