How Alligators Grow UpForty white eggs sit in a nest. They are alligator eggs. What happens when the baby alligators hatch?
Out of the Egg
Each baby alligator must get out of its egg. It uses a bump on its snout called an egg tooth. It pushes and rips the shell. Out crawls the baby alligator, or hatchling. It looks just like its mom, only smaller.