Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Data facts on the crocodile

Data facts on the crocodile
facts on the crocodile

There are about 23 species of crocodiles, which are in the world. They are interesting reptiles that look like a large lizard. Here are some facts to give detailed information about this lizard river.

According to their species, crocodiles can grow to a length of 5 meters or 16 feet.
Its natural habitats are rivers, wetlands, lakes, etc. Sometimes, they are also present in the muddy or brackish water that provide excellent camouflage for hunting.
Saltwater crocodile is the largest number of species. This species can reach a length of 7 meters or feet 23 and weigh about a ton.
The smallest is the dwarf crocodile, which grows to 6.5 meters or 2 meters.
In a unique moment, a female can lay up to 20 to 80 eggs in a small hole through it before laying eggs.
The gestation period (or time elapsed since the fetus to develop into a complete organism) crocodile is about 80 days.
Their diet consists mainly of fish, mammals, birds and crocodiles sometimes small.

American made crocodile

The American crocodile is found primarily in Florida, United States and about 500 to about 1,200 copies are in the Bay of Biscayne Bay, Florida and the Everglades National Park. Although the same species, there is a subtle difference between alligators and crocodiles.

American crocodile Crocodylus acutus or original name of Georges Cuvier, French zoologist and naturalist. But he earned the common name of the snout of a crocodile, but it is a crocodile.
The largest number of American crocodiles are on the island of Spanish, Lake Enriquillo, a salt water lake, located in the Dominican Republic. Also found in the mouths of rivers, estuaries and coastal lagoons.
This species can reach a length of 15 meters and weigh over 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms or) approx.
They are mostly found in salt or brackish water and can tolerate higher levels of salinity. To cope with the environment, saltwater, American crocodile drink enormous quantities of water to maintain low levels of salt.
These reptiles can not tolerate the cold and may die if the air temperature falls below 60 ยบ F (or 15 ° C).
The female lays a dozen eggs and cares for their young until they are 2 years old.
It feeds on insects, snakes, frogs, turtles and small mammals.

Other interesting information
facts on the crocodile

Besides the above, are the most impressive facts that are unknown to many. View them know what this reptile is a fascinating creature!

The first species of crocodiles appeared 240 million years and is said to have evolved from dinosaurs. This is at the same time, the dinosaurs existed. They are closely related to dinosaurs and birds than other reptiles.
Although crocodiles have a set of 24 teeth in each jaw, can not chew food. Their teeth are designed for grasping and tearing.
For deeper water, crocodiles swallowed small stones to increase their body weight.
Eyes, a thin membrane behind the retina called the tapetum which reflects light, making his eyes shine as bright red spots.
The dorsal skin is so strong that nothing can penetrate. Can you believe that your skin can turn back bullets, spears and arrows as well?
The crocodile Crocodylus porosus largest is the saltwater crocodile, or (also known as the saltwater crocodile). They are so vicious that you can also hunt animals that are the same size they are.
The Nile crocodile is one of the most aggressive and voracious of all species of crocodiles. It feeds well on men and animals.
To cool, cold-blooded reptiles, spend some time on the banks of the river with his mouth wide open. Some species are known for the use of small birds to keep pests of the teeth.
Some species such as the Cuban crocodile, the crocodile and the African dwarf crocodile from New Guinea can gallop like a horse.
In a unique moment, a female can lay up to 60 eggs. Excavating the soil or collecting twigs to build nests to lay their eggs. When the eggs begin to crack, the female gently break the shell in the mouth to reduce stress on newborns.
The duration is about 80 years.
In some tribal communities, the skin of crocodiles is considered a symbol of strength and courage.

Children can learn to distinguish between alligators and crocodiles in the shape of the nose and skin. Can be given different information about the location or habitat, eating habits and other characteristics. To identify the crocodiles, alligators, children can be brought to the zoo and you can ask the difference between them.

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