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Updated on August 25, 2015

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Crocodiles have been an inspiring species for ages. They are an old species and where on this planet at the same time as the dinosaurs, even before that period a giant croc roamed the earth.
The dangerous animal is the subject of many folk tales and Hollywood movies alike. Like Crocodile Dundee and Tarzan.


Crocodile species - The jolly family Crocodylidae...

True crocs and crook crocs...

To the order of Crocodylidae belong:

The true crocodiles.

The alligators.

The caimans.

The gharials

and the Crocodylomorpha, which include prehistoric crocodile relatives and ancestors.

The word "crocodile" comes from the Ancient Greek word crocodilos which means "lizard," or more specific it is used in the phrase ho krokódilos ho potamós,. (the Nile in Egypt)

You've got a lot of different types of crocodiles, the name of the crocodile often is related to where a crocodile lives.

for instance : You've got the Orinoco crocodile who lives in the Orinoco river in the northern South America.

And the Cuban Crocodile who lives of course in Cuba. Then you can find in Australian the Australian freshwater crocodile.

And in the Philippine crocodile lives on the islands of the Philippines.

Here is a list of crocodiles and there natural habitat.

The American crocodile - Central America.

The New Guinea crocodile - the island of New Guinea.

The Mugger crocodile - India.

The Slender-snouted crocodile - central and western Africa.

The Philippine crocodile - the Philippines.

The Nile crocodile - Africa.

The Saltwater Crocodile - northern Australia and Southeast Asia.

The Cuban Crocodile - Cuba's Zapata Swamp and the Isle of Youth.

The Siamese crocodile - Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

The Dwarf crocodile - sub-Saharan West Africa and West Central Africa.

The Morelet's crocodile - Latin American Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

The Orinoco crocodile - the Orinoco river and in the northern South America.

The Australian freshwater crocodile - Australia.

Tarzan and a giant crocodile fight.

Croc in action : An amazing Photo by Luciano Candisani

Croc in action : An amazing Photo by Luciano Candisani
Croc in action : An amazing Photo by Luciano Candisani

Lyle the Crocodile.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury (Lyle the Crocodile)
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury (Lyle the Crocodile)

Splish, splash. Over fifty years ago, the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets.

 

What crocodile eat, there daily dinner

What does a crocodile eat for lunch ?

Normally crocodiles eat fish, birds, mammals and occasionally smaller crocodiles.

Crocodiles are ambush hunters, they wait for there pray to pass by. Crocodiles can survive long periods without food. This because they are cold blooded and have a very slow metabolism. Although they look very slow and lazy, crocodiles can speed up to a 17 km/h (11 mph).

Crocodiles are top predators in their environment, they are at the top of the food chain. And there are even sightings of crocodiles attacking and killing sharks!!!

Crocodiles are protected in the wild, but they also are farmed for commercially use. In Australia for instance you can order crocodile in some restaurants. And everybody knows the famous crocodile leather used for shoes, wrist watches bands and handbags. These are not from wild animals. Because killing wild crocodiles would be highly illegal and punishable with a prison sentence.

Books and information about crocodiles - Beautiful photos about crocodiles

Photo by Larry Lynch
Photo by Larry Lynch
What crocodiles eat.
What crocodiles eat.

Where crocodiles live

The habitat of crocodiles.

Where do Crocodiles Live?

On all the continents of the world you can find crocodiles, except for Europe and Antarctica. Crocodiles are amazing strong survivors. And live on this earth for around 200 million years !!! And have far outlived the dinosaurs.

Crocodiles and dinosaurs were living in the same time period but although both were and are cold blooded animals they are not so close related as you might think. According to new scientific research birds are closer related to dinosaurs then crocodiles.

The fact that dinosaurs are living across different continents tells us that they are well adapted to there habitat. crocodiles can be found along rivers, lakes as well as brackish water sources.

So where do crocodiles live ? In America, Australia, Africa, India, Indonesia, Cuba, Viet-Nam. to name a view. Tale a look at the map where crocodiles live and you can see that they are wide spread across the globe.

It's amazing how well crocodiles can find there home, like pigeons they have an instinct to find there original habitat. Three saltwater crocodiles were located 400 km from there homes by a helicopter in nothern Australia.And in three weeks time they returned to there original locations!!!

All crocodiles - crocodile photo's and crocodile movies - A prize winning photo of a crocodile made by Luciano Candisani

Luciano Candisani wildlife prize winning photographer
Luciano Candisani wildlife prize winning photographer

Cat scares Crocodile. - Cat vs Croc.

The American crocodile - an endangered crocodile species

Photograph by Gianfranco Lanzetti
Photograph by Gianfranco Lanzetti

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