How Alligators Grow Up

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  • How Alligators Grow Up

    Forty 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.

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