Four Baby Alligators Join the North Carolina Aquarium Family

Four baby alligators now call the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island home.

You can see the newest additions to the aquarium in the Seven Rivers Gallery.  They actually arrived at the aquarium about a year ago, but have been behind the scenes while their new habitat was under renovation. They are all about two years old now.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission seized the baby gators from a person who had them illegally. The gators are named Ham, Cheese, Turkey and Gravy, after the food they were being fed before wildlife officials intervened.

They are now being fed a much more appropriate diet for growing alligators; fish, crayfish, crickets and specially fortified alligator pellets.

The aquarium is also home to two adult American alligators, Hallow and Bleu, and two other baby alligators, Bo and Al.

Photo courtesy: The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Photo courtesy: The N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island