Wednesday, 21 March 2018

How can you tell a crocodile from an alligator?

CROCODILES AND ALLIGATORS

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NILE CROCODILE
The crocodile is armoured with rows of  scales.
Crocodiles and alligators are water -dwelling reptiles that live in tropical climates. They have sharp teeth and very powerful jaws. These reptiles also have streamlined bodies and strong legs, so they can move very fast,in and out of water.

* WHAT DO CROCODILES EAT ?

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NILE CROCODILE
The crocodile is armoured with rows of  scales.
Image result for nile crocodile eatBaby crocodiles start by catching insects and spiders to eat. As they grow, fish and birds from a larger part of their diet. Fully grown crocodiles prey on anything that comes their way, even large animals such as giraffes.Image result for nile crocodile eat

* WHICH IS THE BIGGEST CROCODILE ?

Image result for biggest crocodile everThe Nile crocodile grows up to 6 meters long, but the Indopacific crocodiles, which lives in parts of southeast Asia, may be even larger.

 * HOW MANY TYPES OF CROCODILE ARE THERE ?

There are 14 species of crocodile, 2 species of alligator, several species of caiman and 1 species of gavial. The gavial is very like the crocodile and the alligator, with a long, slender snout. 

DO CROCODILES LAY EGGS ?
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Crocodiles do lay eggs and them very carefully. Most female crocodiles dig a pit into which them over with earth or sand. While the eggs incubate for about three months, the female crocodile stays nearby guarding the nest.

* ARE CROCODILES AN ANCIENT SPECIES
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Crocodiles have looked the same since the time of  dinosaurs. They are 200 million years old.

* HOW CAN YOU TELL A CROCODILES FROM AN               ALLIGATOR ?

Crocodiles and alligators are very similar, but you can recognize a crocodile because its teeth stick out when its mouth is shut! In alligators, the fourth pair of teeth on the lower jaw disappears into pits in the upper jaw, but in crocodiles, these teeth slide outside the mouth.