Crocodile (Saltwater)

Australian Crocodile

The Australian Saltwater Crocodile can be found in the northern parts of Australia and throughout Asia. It can swim thousands of kilometers if it wants to. This is why it is found in all the warmer climates of Asia and Australia.

This crocodile lives around coastal areas and in rivers.

The Saltwater Crocodile can grow up to 7 meters long. It has a large head and lots of pointed teeth. It is the largest living reptile.

Crocodiles eat fish, turtles, birds, and other animals that come by. It is not afraid of humans and will gladly try to have you for supper if you are foolish enough to go near one.

Very few people actually get eaten by crocodiles (about 12 people in the last 20 years.


Crocodile hatchlings

The female crocodile lays between 40 to 60 eggs in a mount shaped nest made of mud and plants. Even though so many crocodiles hatch only about 1% survive to be adult crocodiles.


Crocodile Mother with babies

When the babies hatch the adult crocodile might help them get to the water by carrying them in its mouth.

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