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Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Alligator

(Alligator mississippiensis)

 
 
American Alligator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
1. American Alligator Marker
Inscription.  The Alligator has remained unchanged from its prehistoric ancestors, dating to thirty-five million years ago. Reaching a length of over eighteen feet and weighing up to 500 pounds, the Alligator can be distinguished by its broad, rounded nose. In 1967, this impressive animal was classified as an endangered species, but by 1977 a concerted effort raised the status to threatened.
 
Erected by Friends of the Salisbury Zoo.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 38° 21.632′ N, 75° 34.842′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from South Park Drive, 0.1 miles west of Memorial Plaza, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755 S Park Dr, Salisbury MD 21804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wicomico Treasures (a few steps from this marker); The Evolution of the "Best Little Zoo in North America" (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaver (about 500 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); American Bison (about 600 feet away); Here We Mark the Price of Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Non Native Plants (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wetland Marsh (approx. ¾ mile away); Wooded Wetland (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Regarding American Alligator. This qualifies as a historical marker because it notes how human intercession has affected the American alligator for better and worse.
 
American Alligator Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
2. American Alligator Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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