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Crazy Croc Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

  • Wednesday 23rd February 2022
  • Crocodile

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Bet you didn't know this about crocodiles...

  1. There are over 23 species of crocodilians in the world! You can find them in rivers, lakes, billabongs and even the ocean.

  2. The sex of an embryo is determined by the incubation temperature! Warmer temperatures tend to produce females and cooler temperatures tend to produce males. 

  3. Saltwater crocodiles have the strongest bite in the world! Their bite is over 3.5 times as strong as a lion.

  4. The lumps and bumps on a crocodile's back are called ‘scutes’. The scutes manipulate the water directly around a crocodile, so that they leave no ripples on the surface as they swim underneath! So sneaky.

  5. Crocodiles can go through over 3,000 teeth in their lifetime! As soon as one falls out a new one starts growing in its place.

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Speaking of crazy crocs...have you met our Freshwater Crocs? Check out these awesome facts!

Where do Freshwater Crocodiles live?
Freshwater Crocodiles inhabit rivers, lagoons, creeks and billabongs and can be found across Northern Australia. 

What do Freshwater Crocodiles eat?
Freshwater Crocodiles will eat a whole range of food including small mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish. 

Can they live in Saltwater like Saltwater Crocodiles?
Yes! Freshwater Crocodiles have been known to tolerate saltwater when needed to, however they much prefer and thrive in freshwater habitats. 

How big do Freshwater Crocodiles get? 
"Freshies" can grow up to 3m long and weigh up to 100kg.  

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