Along with many of our other animals, our American Alligator has thoroughly been enjoying the summer heat. Alligators are cold-blooded animals and do not require frequent feedings. In fact, alligators can survive for over a year without eating! Excess calories then get stored in fat deposits at the base of the alligator’s tail which help the alligator sustain for extended periods of time. During the hot summer months our alligator generally eats once a week and will access those stored calories in cold weather to get through the winter.