Southern Alligator Lizard

You might find a lizard like Gator in your own backyard! Southern alligator lizards are native to the Bay Area and call parks, open spaces, and yes, backyards, “home.”

Because of his long tail, Gator can climb trees, and he can even drop his tail to distract a predator. Don’t worry, the tail will grow back, we promise! Support your backyard wildlife by adopting Gator!

Adopt Our Southern Alligator Lizard!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience's Adopt an Animal program lets you symbolically adopt your favorite species and at the same time support our important work of connecting people with wildlife to inspire respect and responsibility for the world we share.