1. The scientific name is Crocodilia.
2. Crocodiles are large predatory reptiles, leading terrestrial and aquatic life.
3. They appeared on Earth 83.5 million years ago.
4. The sex of the crocodile depends on the temperature at which the eggs were. Higher temperatures hatch males, and in lower females.
5. Crocodiles grow all life.
6. The longest living crocodiles are nile ones that can live up to 100 years.
7. Crocodiles are the closest relatives of birds.
8. Most crocodiles lead a lonely way of life.
9. The crocodiles also include Gavial, occurring in India, Pakistan and Nepal.
10. Gadzia in Hinduism is an animal dedicated to the god Vishnu.
11. The largest gavial was 6,25 m long and weighed 977 kg.
12. The largest crocodile (rosary) is 7.1 m long and weighed about 2 tons.
13. The largest crocodile ever caught was 8.6 m long. It was shot in 1957 in Queensland, Australia.
14. The largest crocodile kept in captivity was 6,17 m long and weighed 1075 kg.
15. Over 100,000 crocodiles live in Australia.
16. Crocodiles, unlike most reptiles, look after their offspring.
17. The crocodile folds the eggs in the dug hole, then buries them, creating a mound.
18. Crocodiles, moving on land, are extremely fast in the water.
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19. There are cases when crocodiles attack sharks.
20. When a tooth falls out of the crocodile, a new one grows in its place. Throughout their life, they can have a total of over 3,000 in total.
21. Cuba is often called El Crocodrilo (crocodile) because its shape from the bird’s eye looks like a crocodile.
22. When on the night of 13 to 14 June 2015 the capital of Georgia flooded, a crocodile grew out of the zoo, prowling the streets of the city.
23. To keep 100% alert, crocodiles can sleep with one eye open.
24. The crocodile lurks for its prey in the water when this approach to the waterhole. When he drinks, he catches it with razor-sharp teeth and pulls it under the water.
25. This reptile exposes only the nostrils and eyes to the water surface during the hunt.
26. The clasp of the crocodile’s jaw is as much as 1.1 tons per cm2. The best result among all terrestrial animals.
27. The Nile crocodile named Gustav, who lives in Lake Tanganyika and the Ruzizi River, is considered the largest man-eating in the world. He killed over 300 people.
28. According to the natives, the Gustav crocodile is able to hunt an adult hippopotamus.
29. Gustav’s crocodile has many scars from knives, javelins, and even bullet marks from firearms. Nobody was able to hunt him down.