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
Crocodiles are found in tropical and subtropical areas in southern Florida, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, southeastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. They tend to live near wetlands, swamps and marshy areas. While most steer clear of humans, Nile and Australian crocodiles are often aggressive and may attack.Full Answer >
Crocodiles live in bodies of water in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Crocodiles inhabit coves, canals, streams and mangrove wetlands.Full Answer >
Crocodiles have scales covering the majority of their body. The shape of the scales depends on what part of the body they are covering.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 >