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Nile

Crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus
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Description

They have a good sense of smell
and excellent night vision.

Is the second

largest extant
reptile in the
wor...
The Crocodylus niloticus
is a supremely adapted
aquatic predator

Size
16-20 ft.
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Weight
500 lbs.
Adult grey-olive colour, yellowish belly.
Juvenile greenish or dark olive-brown and black cross-banding on the
tail and bo...
Habitat and
Distribution
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Habitat

Freshwater lakes,
rivers, brackish waters.

Range

Sub-Saharan Africa,...
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Believe it or not nile crocodiles are very social species.
Behavior

There is a strict hierarchy, that
...
The diet of the Nile crocodile
is mainly fish

(70%)

Diet

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but will eat almost anything that interferes
their way: zebras, wildebeests, impalas, birds,
gazelles, warthogs and others...
Many crocs swallow
stones as digestive aids.
Ten pounds of rocks can
be in a croc’s stomach!

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Reproduction
The female croc is ready
to lay her eggs nearly two
months after mating.
She deposits from 25 to
80 eggs in t...
Incubation
Approximately 3 months

The male is usually close by to help
scare off predators.
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Lifespan
45 years in the wild, 80 years in captivity.

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Large Predator

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The Nile crocodile is one of the most dangerous species of crocodile
and is responsible...
Conservation status

In some regions, pollution, hunting, and habitat loss have
severely depleted their numbers.

An estim...
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  1. 1. Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus BioExpedition.com
  2. 2. Description They have a good sense of smell and excellent night vision. Is the second largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile. BioExpedition.com
  3. 3. The Crocodylus niloticus is a supremely adapted aquatic predator Size 16-20 ft. BioExpedition.com Weight 500 lbs.
  4. 4. Adult grey-olive colour, yellowish belly. Juvenile greenish or dark olive-brown and black cross-banding on the tail and body with a more intense color than adults. Skin BioExpedition.com
  5. 5. Habitat and Distribution BioExpedition.com Habitat Freshwater lakes, rivers, brackish waters. Range Sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Madagascar.
  6. 6. BioExpedition.com Believe it or not nile crocodiles are very social species. Behavior There is a strict hierarchy, that is determined by size: Large and old males are at the top of this hierarchy.
  7. 7. The diet of the Nile crocodile is mainly fish (70%) Diet BioExpedition.com
  8. 8. but will eat almost anything that interferes their way: zebras, wildebeests, impalas, birds, gazelles, warthogs and others. BioExpedition.com
  9. 9. Many crocs swallow stones as digestive aids. Ten pounds of rocks can be in a croc’s stomach! BioExpedition.com
  10. 10. Reproduction The female croc is ready to lay her eggs nearly two months after mating. She deposits from 25 to 80 eggs in the nest. BioExpedition.com
  11. 11. Incubation Approximately 3 months The male is usually close by to help scare off predators. BioExpedition.com
  12. 12. Lifespan 45 years in the wild, 80 years in captivity. BioExpedition.com
  13. 13. Large Predator BioExpedition.com The Nile crocodile is one of the most dangerous species of crocodile and is responsible for hundreds of deaths of humans every year.
  14. 14. Conservation status In some regions, pollution, hunting, and habitat loss have severely depleted their numbers. An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 individuals occur in the wild. BioExpedition.com Least Concern (LC)
  15. 15. FIND US... WWW.CROCOWORLD.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BIOEXPEDITION TWITTER.COM/BIOEXPEDITION YOUTUBE.COM/BIOEXPEDITION PINTEREST.COM/BIOEXPEDITION BIOEXPEDITION.COM/ COPYRIGHT © 2013
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