Nile Crocodile


Scientific name : Crocodylus niloticus

Family : Crocodylidae

Native to : Africa and Madagascar

Interesting fact : The female guards the eggs till they hatch and take care of young ones for up to two years which is very unusual of reptiles that move on after laying eggs.

Conservation status : Least Concern

Nile crocodiles reach a massive length of 20 feet. The body is covered in scales and they have high set eyes, ears and nostrils for submerged vigilance. They have no predators of their own and prey upon birds, reptiles and mammals. They are found in lakes, rivers, mangrove swamps and marshlands. Their average life span in the wild is 45 years.

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