Dwarf crocodiles are among the smallest crocodile species on Earth today. © McDonald Wildlife Photography. Did you know: These shy forest dwellers spend much of the day hidden in earthen burrows and emerge after dark to search for food. Unlike most crocodilians, dwarf crocodiles (Osteolaemus tetraspis) do much of their hunting on land—prowling the forest at night, far from water. #biologycoachonline

Dwarf crocodiles are among the smallest crocodile species on Earth today. © McDonald Wildlife Photography. Did you know: These shy forest dwellers spend much of the day hidden in earthen burrows and emerge after dark to search for food. Unlike most crocodilians, dwarf crocodiles (Osteolaemus tetraspis) do much of their hunting on land—prowling the forest at night, far from water. #biologycoachonline

Nile Crocodile in Diergaarde Blijdorp (Zoo Rotterdam, the Netherlands). The Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is the largest of the four crocodile species found in Africa.  They have a maximum length of 6.2 m from the head to the tip of the tail. They usually weigh 225 kg, but will reach weights of up to 730 kg.  The males grow up to 30% larger than the females.  There are an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 individuals in the wild. The Nile Crocodile is found throughout most of Africa…

Nile Crocodile in Diergaarde Blijdorp (Zoo Rotterdam, the Netherlands). The Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is the largest of the four crocodile species found in Africa. They have a maximum length of 6.2 m from the head to the tip of the tail. They usually weigh 225 kg, but will reach weights of up to 730 kg. The males grow up to 30% larger than the females. There are an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 individuals in the wild. The Nile Crocodile is found throughout most of Africa…

The feared saltwater crocodile of northern Australia has seen a population rebound since hunting of it was banned in 1970. The rebound in numbers has led to calls for safari-style hunting of the species. - Focusing on Wildlife

The feared saltwater crocodile of northern Australia has seen a population rebound since hunting of it was banned in 1970. The rebound in numbers has led to calls for safari-style hunting of the species. - Focusing on Wildlife

The largest known true crocodile identified: - A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, according to a University of Iowa researcher.

The largest known true crocodile identified: - A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, according to a University of Iowa researcher.

More #Crocodile Species Discovered #bioblitz @nytimes - Biologists have determined that African slender-snouted crocodiles from West Africa and Central Africa are distinct species that diverged about seven million years ago.

More #Crocodile Species Discovered #bioblitz @nytimes - Biologists have determined that African slender-snouted crocodiles from West Africa and Central Africa are distinct species that diverged about seven million years ago.

Siamese crocodiles are one of the most endangered crocodile species in the wild. Their last remaining stronghold are the slow moving rivers and swamps of Cambodia, where the population is thought to number fewer than 5,000 individuals

Siamese crocodiles are one of the most endangered crocodile species in the wild. Their last remaining stronghold are the slow moving rivers and swamps of Cambodia, where the population is thought to number fewer than 5,000 individuals

Australian Animals : Australia has more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal. More than 80 per cent of our plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia and are found no-where else.

Australian Animals : Australia has more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal. More than 80 per cent of our plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia and are found no-where else.

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