Crocodiles reproduce by copulation. Copulation generally occurs in the water, and if fertilization occurs, the female crocodile will become pregnant and then lay her eggs.Know More
Crocodile copulation doesn't happen until a somewhat complex courtship occurs. The male crocodile rubs its body against the female, and if she is receptive, she makes vocalizations so that he knows to proceed.
A female crocodile lays between 12 to 48 eggs in a nest after mating. Nile crocodiles dig a hole, then deposit the eggs and refill it with dirt. Saltwater crocodiles build a mound of dirt and plants to place their eggs in.
The eggs hatch after 2 to 3 months, when the crocodile young are fully developed.Learn more about Crocodiles
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.Full Answer >
There are crocodiles found in Florida, but only in the southern part. However, the American crocodile species, the biggest of all crocodile species, is endangered and has a small population in Florida relative to its numbers in Central America, the upper part of South America and the Caribbean.Full Answer >
Female crocodiles lay approximately 35 to 50 eggs, with some laying up to 90 eggs at a time, around late June or early July after they have finished building a nest made from vegetation to support and house the eggs. The nests can measure anywhere from 7 to 10 feet in diameter with a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet. The eggs are then incubated in the nest for approximately 90 days with vegetation covering them to protection them and to maintain a certain temperature and environmental conditions.Full Answer >
The life span of crocodiles varies depending on the species. In the wild, large crocodile species tend to live between 60 and 70 years, while smaller species live for 30 to 40 years on average.Full Answer >