1: 1. Alligators can stay underwater for up to two hours without breathing.

2: 2. Alligators communicate through vocalizations like bellows and growls.

3: 3. Alligators can run up to 20 miles per hour on land in short bursts.

4: 4. Alligators have a powerful bite force of over 2,000 pounds per square inch.

5: 5. Alligators are capable of climbing trees to bask in the sun.

6: 6. Alligators have a nictitating membrane that protects their eyes underwater.

7: 7. Alligators can go through periods of aestivation where they bury themselves in mud.

8: 8. Male alligators use infrasound to attract mates from long distances.

9: 9. Alligators have the ability to slow down their heart rate to conserve energy.