As of 2021, there is a population of between 100 and 150
This species of alligator is actually the most endangered species of alligator in the entire world, with just roughly 120 of these beautiful creatures remaining in the wild.
According to the Wikipedia resource, the total Chinese alligator population size is approximately 150 individuals in the wild and more than 10,000 in captivity. Currently this species is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List.
N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian. Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, live in just a small part of northeastern China.
The most endangered species in the crocodilian family. Only fewer than 120 alligators left in the wild. The wild populations are still rapidly declining due to extreme habitat fragmentation and loss, also, their food resources are contaminated by fertilizer and pesticide used for agriculture.
The southern most side of Japan's southernmost zoo features a swampy lowland full of crocodiles, alligators, frogs, turtles, tortoises, snakes, iguanas and lizards that will delight those not frightened by crocs, gators, and snakes.
“What eats me”
The eggs and hatchlings of Chinese alligators are vulnerable to predation by other alligators, fish, and birds. Adults are threatened only by humans but this threat is significant. People have displaced Chinese alligators from most of their historic range.
Antarctica and Europe are the only continents without native species of crocodile.
Pui Pui (Chinese: 貝貝) is a female saltwater crocodile captured in Shan Pui River (山貝河) in Hong Kong on 10 June 2004 by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) officers of Hong Kong.
Besides the United States, you can find crocodiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the islands of Cuba and Jamaica. American crocodile: large, 13-16 feet long, freshwater, listed as vulnerable.
The population of crocodiles in Australia is around 100,000 salties and over 100,000 Freshwaters (NT government website). But the population has not always been so high. Indeed, between 1945 and 1970 the crocodiles were hunted for their skin and the risk for humans being attacked.
The saltwater crocodile population in Australia is estimated at 100,000 to 200,000 adults. Its range extends from Broome, Western Australia through the entire Northern Territory coast all the way south to Rockhampton, Queensland.
Interesting 6 year old article about wild crocodiles in Thailand. More than 200 in the wild.
Alligators are believed to have moved into various parts of Japan either before 25 Mya or after 10 Mya and were extirpated from there during the Plio-Pleistocene period, due to Japan's increased isolation from the continent and harsh climate conditions.
The wild population may be fewer than 150 individuals. About 100 Chinese alligators are managed under the Species Survival Program in North American institutions.
Following decades of hunting and habitat loss, the Siamese crocodile is one of the rarest crocodiles in the world. Populations of mature individuals have plummeted to fewer than 250 in the wild, mostly found in Cambodia.
The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
There are actually a number of crocodiles on display in European churches, which boggles the mind both for its apparent arbitrariness and the fact that there are no crocodiles in Europe.
The saltwater crocodile inhabits coastal brackish mangrove swamps and river deltas from India's east coast, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Australia's north coast.
Crocodiles are a problem in the northern, coastal parts of Australia, but there are no crocodiles in New South Wales. There are some parts of Australia where you really, really don't want to swim. Saltwater crocodiles kill an average of one to two people every year, and some of these salties are really big.
There are thought to be around 200,000 Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia, with the most found in the areas surrounding Darwin and the Mary River. Over the years, they have been hunted for their skins and have almost been brought to extinction on a number of occasions.
"Today what we see is crocodiles restricted to northern Australia and the coast because the inland of Australia doesn't have much or any permanent water, so crocs that used to inhabit parts of the Murray-Darling Basin or the Lake Eyre basin couldn't persist there anymore because the water is so intermittent," Dr ...
Chinese alligators are, like their American cousins, relatively docile and can become fairly tame and easy to handle with a lot of work. Unlike other species, the hatchlings are also relatively calm and do not become stressed so easily.
Since last year, four alligators have been sighted in Taichung, including one in Dali River (大里溪) which was caught following a tip from a tourist fishing there, she said.
Alligators can reach speeds of up to 35 mph on land (though they are known to tire quickly). In the water, an alligator can reach a top speed of 20 mph.