About 37 million years ago, alligators first emerged on the scene in what is now South America
Took up residence in the swampy wetlands of the southeastern United States
Unfortunately, their habitat has become increasingly threatened over the years
Conservation efforts have been implemented to preserve these remarkable creatures.
Found throughout the state’s swamps, marshes, and rivers
Best places to spot them include the Okefenokee Swamp, the Savannah River, and the Altamaha River
Vital part of the state’s natural heritage