Crocodile Facts

The Nile crocodile is among-st Africa’s most feared predators. And with good reason. It has one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom and can take down a grown human being with ease. Experts say that a crocodile’s bite exerts a force that is eight times greater than that of the fearsome Great White.


Crocodiles differ from Alligators from the way their teeth are arranged. When a croc closes its mouth two mandibular teeth are visible. In alligators teeth are not visible.

Croc Feet

Crocs have clawed feet and webbed hind feet which make them masters, both in water and on land. They incredibly Fast in water and can reach speeds of 17 km/h.

Croc Tail

The tail of a crocodile is a very powerful rudder which propels it in the water. The tail is also used for another unlikely prop and that is too store fat during droughts.


The Nile Crocodile digs whole nests up to 50cm deep in sandy banks, several meters from the water. These may be in close proximity to other nests.

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  • Common Name: Nile Crocodile
  • Scientific Name: Crocodylus Niloticus
  • Type: Reptiles

  • Diet: Carnivores
  • Group Name: Bask (on land), float (in water)
  • Average lifespan; 45 years

  • Size: 4.8 meters
  • Weight: 227 kg