Some facts about crocodiles:
- Crocodiles are reptiles.
- The physical characteristics of crocodiles make them good predators.
- Crocodiles are fast over short distances.
- Crocodiles have sharp teeth.
- Crocodiles have the strongest bite of any animal in the world.
- The muscles that open crocodiles jaws however are not so powerful, reasonably strong people could hold a crocodiles jaw closed with their bare hands.
- Like other reptiles, crocodiles are cold-blooded.
- Crocodiles can survive for a long time without food.
- Most crocodiles live in fresh water rivers and lakes but some live in salt water.
- Crocodiles eat a variety of fish, birds and other animals.
- Crocodiles release heat through their mouths rather than through sweat glands.
- The saltwater crocodile is the largest species of crocodile.
- Some crocodile species can weigh over 1200 kg (2600 lb).
- Like alligators, crocodiles are part of the order ‘Crocodylia’.