A crocodile eats a diet that consists of meat from fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. These large reptiles can eat up to half their body weight in a single feeding.
Crocodiles have been known to eat large mammals such as zebras. They scavenge carrion and even eat other crocodiles in some cases.
The Nile crocodile has earned a reputation as a fearsome predator, but the American crocodile is considered reclusive and shy. In the wild, Nile crocodiles can live upwards of 45 years. American crocodiles have a slightly longer life span of 60 to 70 years. Adult American crocodiles weigh 150 to 450 pounds, while Nile crocodiles weigh an average of 500 pounds.Learn More
Desert tortoises are herbivores, and their diet in the wild consists of grasses, some species of cacti and their flowers, shrubs and wild flowers. Desert tortoises generally eat fresh plant materials, though their diet greatly depends on their specific region and the availability of food.Full Answer >
While crocodiles are most dangerous in shallow water and at the shoreline, they can still attack underwater. According to CrocBITE, crocodiles have a special valve in their throats that keeps water out, allowing them to open their mouths and bite even when they are fully submerged.Full Answer >
Crocodiles are eaten by large cats, such as jaguars, leopards and lions. Anacondas and large lizard species also consume crocodiles. Hatchlings and young crocodiles are frequently eaten by large birds, such as heron.Full Answer >
According to the University of Florida, crocodiles have ears; however, they do not have visible external parts like mammals. Crocodiles have slits on the top of their heads that lead to the inner ears. When a crocodile submerges, the slits are covered by flaps of skin that protect the eardrums.Full Answer >