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Crocodile is a large aquatic reptile that lives throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles are often confused with alligators, but there are several differences between the two, including the shape of the snout and the placement of the teeth.

Description[edit | edit source]

Crocodiles are large, carnivorous reptiles of the order Crocodylia, which also includes alligators. They are noted for their powerful jaws, sharp teeth, and strong tails. They have a four-chambered heart and a strong muscular system that makes them one of the most successful predators in the world.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

Crocodiles are found in the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. They live in a variety of habitats, including rivers, lakes, swamps and marshes. They are excellent swimmers and can travel long distances in water.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Crocodiles are carnivores, which means they eat meat. They have a very broad diet that includes fish, birds, mammals and other reptiles. They are known for their ability to ambush their prey and then drag it into the water to drown.

Reproduction[edit | edit source]

Crocodiles lay eggs, which are guarded by the female. The eggs are laid in a nest of vegetation or in sandy banks. The temperature of the nest determines the sex of the hatchlings.

Conservation[edit | edit source]

Many species of crocodiles are at risk of extinction due to habitat loss and hunting. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these magnificent creatures.

See also[edit | edit source]

Crocodile Resources
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