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Salt Water Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) (The World's Largest Reptile)

The Saltwater Crocodile is the world's largest reptile. These amazing creatures are found on the northern coast of Australia and inland for up to 100 kms or more. The Saltwater Crocodile has been reported to grow to lengths of 7 metres!, but the average size of a Saltwater Crocodile is 4 metres long.

They reproduce in the wet season, with the female crocodile laying up to 60 eggs at a time. When the crocodiles are born, only a very small number of these survive in the wild and grow to be adult crocodiles.

 

The crocodile is now a protected species in Australia, however if human danger is a factor, the crocodile will be moved away from possible contact. Many years ago Australia used to export crocodile skin, this is now illegal.

Amazing Animal Fact: The temperature of the saltwater crocodile's egg will determine the sex of the new born crocodile.

Did you know? The saltwater crocodile is the World's largest reptile.

 

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