There is something lurking on the banks of the Peconic River… it’s a Gator Invasion! From June to September, right across from the Ancient Reptile Ruins, the banks of the Peconic River at the Long Island Aquarium are visited by huge American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
American alligators can be found throughout the Southeastern and Southern United States. Once listed as endangered due to overhunting and habitat loss, American alligators have become more numerous in recent years.
From the first weekend in July to Labor Day weekend, there is a gator talk and hold twice a day outside at the Aquarium’s Gator Invasion! exhibit.