Stunning Crocodile Facts


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

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