Chinese alligator


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Synonyms for Chinese alligator

small alligator of the Yangtze valley of China having unwebbed digits

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The Anhui Research Center of Chinese Alligator Reproduction provides most of the funding.
For the last two summers, Abene and Zhang Fang, a biology professor from Anhui Normal University, have been surveying wild Chinese alligators in Anhui Province.
The team then played the calls to captive alligators of different genders, one by one, in a water-filled testing arena at the semiwild Anhui Research Center for Chinese Alligator Reproduction in the city of Xuancheng (map).
Chinese alligators are among the most vocal crocodilians, and their thunderous, seemingly tone-deaf chorus is no laughing matter.
The Chinese alligator, one of only two alligator species in the world, is covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
The Chinese alligator, locally known as ''tu long'' (earth dragon), is classified as ''critically endangered'' in the international Red List of Threatened Animals maintained by the World Conservation Union, or IUCN.
The Chinese Alligator, or Alligator sinensis, is a small dark-gray alligator about 2 meters long which inhabits the Yangtze valley in China.
A Sapporo zoo said Wednesday it has successfully hatched five baby Chinese Alligators, a rare species of the reptile, for the first time in Japan.
The success of this small population suggests that there's hope for bringing the Chinese alligator back to some parts of its former distribution," he added.
The first three animals released in Hongxing Reserve of Xuancheng County in Anhui in 2003 were from the Anhui Research Center of Chinese Alligator Reproduction (ARCCAR).
There is no reason to believe it would be any different with the Chinese alligator.
Recent additions include a bald eagle exhibit, a giant anteater exhibit, river otters, tree shrews, Chinese alligators and renovation of the Fabric of Africa exhibit.
Embryonic Chinese alligators (Alligator sinensis) shifted more than a centimeter toward heating pads, Du and his colleagues report in the March American Naturalist.
But there were no such problems with a couple of Chinese alligators.
Here, you can get up close to precious native animals like giant pandas, red pandas, Chinese giant salamanders and Chinese alligators.
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