Travel around World of Crocodiles

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Ugly, endangered and brutal may be the adjectives that people often use to describe crocodiles because they kill hundreds of human beings every year. Because this species is dangerous, few people expect to know its habitat, food or characteristics. The following articles will provide you some major information about saltwater crocodiles, American crocodiles and Nile crocodiles.

 

Saltwater Crocodiles


Saltwater crocodiles, which averagely reach 17 feet (5 meters) and weigh 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms), are the largest living crocodilian members. These reptiles are now at low risk of extinction with the population from 200,000 to 300,000 worldwide. However, they have recently become victims of illegal hunting and habitat loss due to their highly valued hides in comparison to other crocodiles.


Saltwater crocodiles are excellent swimmers and have ability to eat a human

Saltwater crocodiles are excellent swimmers and have ability to eat a human


Saltwater crocodiles patiently hide their bodies beneath the water surface, wait for potential preys to stop for a sip of water and attack these victims at any time

Saltwater crocodiles patiently hide their bodies beneath the water surface, wait for potential preys to stop for a sip of water and attack these victims at any time


They can feed large-sized animals including water buffalo, monkeys, wild boar, and even sharks

They can feed large-sized animals including water buffalos, monkeys, wild boar, and even sharks

 

American Crocodiles


The American crocodiles are considered as endangered species in nearly all parts of their homes from North, Central to South American. However, the reptile’s population has decreased quickly because of illegal hunting and habitat depletion.


Most of them are found in Central America, southern Mexico, northern South America and the Caribbean. They often choose fresh or brackish water of river estuaries, coastal lagoons and mangrove swamps for their lives

Most of them are found in Central America, southern Mexico, northern South America and the Caribbean. They often choose fresh or brackish water of river estuaries, coastal lagoons and mangrove swamps for their lives


This species is among the largest of the world\'s crocodiles with Central and South American males reaching lengths of 20 feet (6.1 meters)

This species is among the largest of the world\'s crocodiles with Central and South American males reaching lengths of 20 feet (6.1 meters)


Most countries in the American crocodile\'s range have carried out strict protection laws to guarantee these reptiles have stable developments

Most countries in the American crocodile\'s range have carried out strict protection laws to guarantee these reptiles so that they have stable developments

 

Nile Crocodiles


The Nile crocodiles have bad reputation as dangerous man-eaters because it is estimated that 200 people may be killed every year by these crocodiles.


Nile crocodiles are 16 feet (5 meters) long and weight 500 pounds (225 kilograms)

Nile crocodiles are 16 feet (5 meters) long and weigh 500 pounds (225 kilograms)


Fish is main food of these crocodiles but they will attack other animals that close to them like zebras, small hippos, porcupines and birds

Fish is main food of these crocodiles but they will attack other animals that are close to them like zebras, small hippos, porcupines and birds


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They live in rivers, freshwater marshes and mangrove swamps throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Basin and Madagascar

 

 

 

Related links:

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    Louis- 2010/12/09 08:36:46 am

    When i go to the zoo, crocodile is one of the animals i like to look at most

This article was published on 2010/12/07