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The Crocodile

The largest reptile in the world. This ferocious aquatic reptile is among the most feared carnivores on earth and found in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia

The Crocodile

This ferocious aquatic reptile is among the most feared carnivores on earth and found in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. 14 species of crocodile exist with the largest being the saltwater crocodiles which are the biggest reptiles in the world growing to a humongous 6 meter length and weighing way over a ton. Characterised by large bodies covered by a leathery scaly skin with short legs and long muscular tails ,a long and pointed head with eyes and nostrils situated on top of the head. Crocodile diet is very diverse and they swallow anything from bones,hooves, horns etc. They swallow rocks to facilitate grinding of their rather odd meals and also possess acid that aids in digestion.

- Interesting Aspects -

Aspect One

Have extremely well developed senses. the crocodile has wonderful night vision, a body full of sensors that helps in reading vibrations , sense of smell and hearing also very good giving the crocodile very high precision during the ambush of prey resulting in them being a highly successful predator.

Aspect Two

Hatchling gender is determined by the temperature of the nest where the eggs are laid, with 31.6 degrees Celsius leading to males and temperatures below or above 31.6 degrees resulting in female development. The crocodile hatchlings are carried to water in their mother's mouth.

Aspect Three

Crocodile can slam its jaws on prey in just 50 milliseconds. They have a very powerful bite, the strongest of any animal in the world, 10 times more powerful than a great white shark bite making them capable of preying on large animals like hippos, wildebeest, baby elephants.

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Get To Know Them

Crocodiles have a very powerful bite, the strongest of any animal in the world, 10 times more powerful than a great white shark bite making them capable of preying on large animals like hippos, wildebeest, baby elephants.

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Survival in the Wild

Crocodiles in Action

Even drinking can be a dangerous activity for wildebeest, when a hungry crocodile is ready to attack. Have a look at this amazing video from BBC Earth.

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Best Places to See Crocodiles

Crazy about crocs? Here's where in Africa where you're most likely to see this beloved reptile.

Get Up Close & Personal

14 species of crocodile exist with the largest being the saltwater crocodiles which are the biggest reptiles in the world growing to a humongous 6 meter length and weighing way over a ton. Characterised by large bodies covered by a leathery scaly skin with short legs and long muscular tails ,a long and pointed head with eyes and nostrils situated on top of the head.

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