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Alligator King opens 1st brick-and-mortar store inside Gator Museum
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Attention alligator fans…. We’ve opened the doors to Alligator King’s first brick-and-mortar location inside the Great American Alligator Museum in New Orleans! The 70 million year old tale tracks the alligator from science to art to social history, exploring the fascination with America’s most iconic reptile. The collection traces the alligator’s dominion from prehistory (with fossils up to 70 million years old!) to the rise of alligator commerce and tourism. With the dawn of the industrial era, the alligator takes a turn north as gator-itis sweeps New York with the rise of the baby alligator trade and high fashion leather...
The Great American Alligator Comeback Tale, Part I
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A Brief History of the Alligator Conservation Movement The 1920s were tough times for a gator... Hunters tracking ‘em down in the swamps. Souvenir entrepreneurs trapping baby gators, and village dwellers robbing eggs…. The alligator population was in decline, so Louisiana outlawed hunting on State wildlife refuges; and then the Feds restricted the sale of alligator products. Louisiana realized what a lucrative economic opportunity alligators could be and wanting to sustain them as a renewable natural resource began to regulate and tax the industry. First, they created a designated hunting season but, since so little was known about alligators at...
Alligator Skulls: Choose Your Specimen
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How alligator novelty items support conservation
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