Crocodiles are large predatory reptiles that lead an amphibious lifestyle.

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The scientific name is Crocodilia.

Crocodiles interesting facts

1. The sex of the crocodile depends on the temperature of the eggs. Males hatch at higher temperatures and females at lower temperatures.

2. Crocodiles grow all their lives.

3. The longest-lived crocodiles are the Nile crocodiles, which can live up to 100 years.

4. Crocodiles are the closest relatives of birds.

5. Most crocodiles lead a solitary lifestyle.

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6. Crocodiles also include Gawial, found in India, Pakistan and Nepal.

7. The gavial in Hinduism is an animal dedicated to the god Vishnu.

8. The largest gavial was 6.25 meters long and weighed 977 kg.

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9. The largest (rosary) crocodile is 7.1 m long and weighed about 2 tons.

10. The largest crocodile ever hunted was 8.6 meters long. She was shot in 1957 in Queensland, Australia.

11. The largest crocodile kept in captivity was 6.17 meters long and weighed 1,075 kg.

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12. There are over 100,000 crocodiles in Australia.

13. Crocodiles, unlike most reptiles, look after their offspring.

14. The crocodile lays its eggs in a dug hole and then buries them to form a mound.

15. Slowly moving crocodiles on land, they are extremely fast in the water.

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16. There are cases when crocodiles attack sharks.

17. When a crocodile tooth falls out, a new one grows in its place. Throughout his life, he may have even more than 3,000 of them.

18. Cuba is often called El Crocodrilo (crocodile) because its bird-eye shape resembles a crocodile.

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19. When a flood flooded the Georgian capital on the night of June 13-14, 2015, a crocodile escaped from the zoo and roamed the streets of the city.

20. To stay 100% alert, crocodiles can sleep with one eye open.

21. A crocodile lurks for its prey in the water as it approaches the waterhole. When he starts to drink, he grabs her with razor-sharp teeth by the mouth and drags her under the water.

22. While hunting, this reptile only exposes its nostrils and eyes to the surface of the water.

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23. The jaw pressure of a rosary crocodile is as much as 1.1 tons per cm2. The best result of any land animal.

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24. The Nile crocodile named Gustaw, inhabiting Lake Tanganyika and the Ruzizi River, is considered the largest man-eater in the world. He killed over 300 people.

25. According to the natives, the Gustav crocodile is able to hunt an adult hippo.

26. There are many scars on the body of Gustav’s crocodile with knives, javelins, and even bullet marks from a firearm. Nobody managed to hunt him down.

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Crocodiles questions and answers

Is an alligator also a crocodile?

The alligator belongs to the order of crocodiles.

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How is a crocodile different from an alligator?

The alligator’s mouth is shorter and wider, with more teeth that are not visible on the outside.

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Where do crocodiles live?

Crocodiles are found all over the globe, except for Europe and Antarctica. Most of them are in Africa.

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What do crocodiles eat?

Crocodiles feed on fish, crustaceans, molluscs, mammals and birds.

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How many crocodiles live?

A crocodile can live up to 100 years.

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How much do crocodiles weigh?

The heaviest crocodile weighed 2 tons. Average weight, depending on the species, from 150 kg to 450 kg.

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How big are the crocodiles?

The length of an adult specimen ranges from 1.5 m (Chinese alligator) to 6.3 m (saltwater crocodile).

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How fast are they moving?

The crocodile can move at speeds of up to 29 km / h.

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Do crocodiles kill people?

There are 8 species of crocodiles that have killed a person at least once. The biggest killer is the Nile crocodile.

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What does the saying ‘crocodile tears mean?

It’s called insincere, fake cry, false sympathy.

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