Crocodiles live in still and shallow waterways, such as rivers or swamps, in tropical climates throughout Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. Some species of crocodile prefer saltwater habitats, while others prefer freshwater.Know More
American and Morelet's crocodiles, which are both found in the Caribbean regions of North and Central America, can be found mostly in rivers and swamps in both saltwater and freshwater. American crocodiles can be found as far north as south Florida.
African crocodiles, such as the slender-snouted crocodile and Nile crocodile, tend to prefer protected rivers, mangrove swamps and freshwater marshes. The Nile crocodile is also found in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.Learn more about Crocodiles
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 >
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.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 >