Scientists at Louisiana State University (LSU) recently completed trials to learn whether alligators could thrive on mostly plant-based diets. The preliminary results look promising, says Robert Reigh, director of the LSU Aquaculture Research Station. After 11 months, alligators fed primarily soy protein and wheat germ (80 percent by wet weight) were nearly as long from snout to tail as alligators fed traditional fishmeal.

(via Vegan Gators | The Scientist Magazine®)

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