Take a look at this happy grin from Soni our American Alligator. I wanted to share with you what I see most mornings when I open up his exhibit. He usually plots himself right in front of the door blocking my entry! Most of this is just bluff. At over 5 feet now, Soni is starting to lose his yellow strips and turn more of a dark grayish color. He is becoming more and more protective of his territory and for good reason: In the wild male alligators would be doing the same thing, establishing territories and looking for lady gators. I often get asked how long we will keep Soni...the answer is FOREVER! Although he hardly ever participates in our outreach programs anymore due to his size he still will always have a home and be apart of my Animal Ambassador Team!