Alligators are easy to recognise because the teeth in their lower jaw are not visible from the side. The alligator is a dangerous predator with exceptionally strong jaw muscles. Only the white shark can bite harder than him. The interesting thing: Only the muscles that close the jaws are extremely strong. The muscles that open the snout are so weak that they can be closed with simple tape. Compared to the saltwater crocodile, alligators are smaller and much wider. They live only in rivers and lakes in the south-eastern part of the United States and China.
Scientific name: Alligatoridae
Global home: America, China
Conservation status: Least concern
Primary habitat: Bogs, Permanent Rivers
Fun fact: From the side, it looks like the alligator is grinning.
Dimensions: 7.5"W x 2.3"D x 1.5"H
Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.