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…
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.
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
Illustration of a crocodile The biggest sea-dwelling crocodile ever found has turned up in the Tunisian desert. The whopper of a prehistoric predator grew to over 30 feet long (nearly ten meters) and weighed three tons. Paleontologists have dubbed the new species Machimosaurus rex and describe it Monday in the journal Cretaceous Research.