Crocodiles


How big is a crocodile's mouth September 3

How big is a crocodile's mouth
Crocodiles do not chew their prey. They swallow it whole if the prey is small, and when the prey is large, they tear it apart. The saltwater crocodiles of Australia are some of the largest i ...

Do crocodiles have scales July 28

The scales on the back of the crocodile are used as protection from other animals. There are bones placed throughout the scales that offers a way for the crocodile to retain heat while they are basking in the sunshine. The scales on the underside of

What are crocodiles' natural enemies July 28

What are crocodiles' natural enemies
Credit:John ColettiPhotographer's ChoiceGetty ImagesWhile the crocodile does not have any natural enemies, it is a predator to many. Crocodiles hunt and eat a variety of animals, including f ...

Where do crocodiles come from July 28

Where do crocodiles come from
Credit:Danita DelimontGallo ImagesGetty ImagesOf the 12 species of crocodiles, most are endangered because of hunting and habitat destruction. People illegally kill crocodiles to obtain meat ...

Do crocodiles have ears July 28

Do crocodiles have ears
Credit:Iain A WanlessFlickrCC-BY-3.0The San Diego Zoo indicates that a crocodile's sense of hearing is excellent. Since their ears and eyes are located high on their heads, crocodiles can re ...

Why do crocodiles live in water July 28

Why do crocodiles live in water
Credit:Roger de la HarpeGallo ImagesGetty ImagesCrocodiles are cold-blooded reptiles, and their body temperature adjusts to that of their environment. Though they prefer to stay in or near b ...

Where do crocodiles live July 28

Where do crocodiles live
Credit:Tom SchwabelMomentGetty ImagesCrocodiles, cousins to alligators, can reach lengths of 12 to 15 feet when fully grown. They can also weigh between 250 and 450 pounds. The massive creat ...

Are crocodiles bigger than alligators July 28

Are crocodiles bigger than alligators
Credit:Steve SlaterFlickrCC-BY-3.0The exact size of a crocodile or alligator varies based on its species, but there are several defining characteristics that separate these two animals. Alli ...

How does a crocodile defend itself July 28

How does a crocodile defend itself
Credit:Sami SarkisStockbyteGetty ImagesHowever, Animal Spot adds that crocodiles are apex predators. Since they are stronger than other animals in their habitat, humans are their only real t ...

What do crocodiles eat July 28

What do crocodiles eat
Credit:Iain A WanlessCC-BY 2.0Crocodiles have been known to eat large mammals such as zebras. They scavenge carrion and even eat other crocodiles in some cases. The Nile crocodile has earned ...

What is a Utan crocodile July 28

Utan lives in an exhibit with a total area of 5,000 square feet and has access to a pool with more than 30,000 gallons of water. A hybrid between a saltwater and Siamese crocodile, Utan was located outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Although never measure

How long do crocodiles live July 28

How long do crocodiles live
Credit:Romain CloffCC-BY 2.0The oldest-recorded crocodile was a freshwater crocodile named "Mr. Freshie." He was rescued in 1970 from poachers and placed in the Australia Zoo, wher ...

How do crocodiles adapt to their environment July 28

How do crocodiles adapt to their environment
Credit:Mark HarrisCC-BY-SA 2.0Crocodiles are cold-blooded creatures who are able to gather the heat they need from the environment in which they live. They are capable of controlling their b ...
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