Stunning Crocodile Facts
1. A male freshwater crocodile at the Australia Zoo is estimated to be 130 years old.
2. A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!
3. The most aggressive crocodile is thought to be the Nile crocodile.
4. Alligators are part of the crocodile family.
5. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
6. Crocodiles can live up to 100 years.
7. Crocodiles don't have tongues.
8. Saltwater crocodiles can swim 15 to 18 miles per hour in short bursts.
9. Crocodiles and alligators cannot stick out their tongues.
10. Crocodiles have eyes and nostrils on top of their heads to see and breathe while underwater (like a snorkel and a periscope)
11. If you are chased by a crocodile, run zigzag. A crocodile is not good at making sharp turns.
12. Crocodiles have a longer, thinner snout and are a lighter in color than alligators.
13. South Florida is the only place where you can find both crocodiles and alligators.
14. Crocodiles have the ability to slow their 4 chambered heart to conserve energy.
15. A group of crocodiles is called a bask.
16. Crocodiles have no lips and can hold their breath for an hour.
17. If you ever get caught being chased by a Crocodile run in a zig zag pattern. They have big trouble making any kind of sharp turns.
18. Crocodiles can climb trees.
19. Crocodile babies don't have sex chromosomes; the temperature at which the egg develops determines gender.
20. Crocodiles are fast on their feet, but cannot turn very well. If one is chasing you, run in zig zag lines.
21. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
22. Crocodile eggs have soft shells; they need to be buried to limit water loss.
23. Only six out of 22 crocodile species present any danger to humans.
24. People will gamble more if they are holding a crocodile.
25. Mother crocodiles carry their young in their mouths.
26. Crocodiles have powerful jaws with as many as seventy teeth.
27. Crocodiles do not have sweat glands, so they release heat through their mouths.
28. The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles.
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