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Alligator: King of the Bayou (2014)

Alive! In America's Delta



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-07

Duration: 00:26:44

Subjects: Nature | ALLIGATORS | Endangered Species | CAJUNS | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge | Alligator farming | Alligator hunting | Wildlife conservation


  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • Goodman, John Narrator
  • Redd, Christy Plott Interviewee
  • Falgout, Ted Interviewee
  • Landry, Troy Interviewee
  • Kinler, Noel Interviewee
  • Elsey, Ruth Interviewee
  • Campbell, Lance Interviewee
  • Gupman, Rick Interviewee
  • Hsueh, Yu-Hsin Interviewee
  • Bourgeois, Russell Interviewee
  • Bordelon, Elizabeth Interviewee


This episode of the series “Alive! In America’s Delta” from May 7, 2014, focuses on Louisiana’s alligator sustainability program, one of the most successful wildlife conservation projects in the world. It covers: the history of alligators in Louisiana; the importance of alligators in Cajun culture; the groundbreaking research into the life cycle of alligators at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge; alligator farming and ranching; the efforts of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to protect the alligator population; alligator attacks; nuisance alligators; alligator hunting; and the use of alligator hides in consumer products. Narrator: John Goodman