Nile Crocodile - A large African predator

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Nile Crocodile - A large African predator

  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)
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