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…
Human activity 'driving half of world's crocodile species to extinction' Crocodile researcher warns the reptiles face a ‘bleak future’, but Australia’s saltwater and freshwater species have a brighter outlook due to hunting ban
#11 Go for a swim in Australia ... with crocodiles! Thrill-seekers have travelled down under to swim up and next to massive saltwater crocodiles. Tourists can climb into a clear acrylic "cage of death" and cozy up to the largest crocodile species on earth.
2.25.2015 Crocs rocked pre-Amazonian Peru – New research uncovers 7 crocodile species in single 13-million-year-old bone bed | image: model of a life reconstruction of the head of Gnatusuchus pebasensis, a 13-million-year-old, short-faced crocodile with globular teeth that was thought to use its snout to "shovel" mud bottoms, digging for clams and other mollusks. Model by Kevin Montalbán-Rivera.