NILE CROCODILE

Crocodylus niloticus

  • Common name:
    NILE CROCODILE

    Scientific name:
    Crocodylus niloticus

    Class:
    Reptiles

    Order:
    Crocodylia

    Family:
    Crocodylidae

    Provenance:
    Africa

    Diet:
    Mammals – amphibians – reptiles – birds

    Habitat:
    Rivers, lakes, reservoirs and ponds

    Reproduction:
    Eggs: 25 to 100

  • It ‘an aquatic reptile that lives in rivers, mangrove swamps and ponds. Can live in salt water. Reaches 5.5 meters in length and weighing a ton. The teeth are replaced by others ever new. The eyes are located in the highest part of the head to allow him to see even when it is submerged. The powerful tail has the function of steering and weapon.

    It breeds during the dry season. The male mates with more females.

    The nest is a hole dug on the banks of the river. Are laid 25 to 100 eggs that hatch during the rainy season. Until hatching nest is monitored. The hatchlings are transported in the mother’s mouth until the vegetation.

    The nest is a hole dug on the banks of the river. Are laid 25 to 100 eggs that hatch during the rainy season. Until hatching nest is monitored. The hatchlings are transported in the mother’s mouth until the vegetation.

    They live on average up to 45 years.