The Nile crocodile
The specie in the crocodile farm is the Nil crocodile, also nicknamed the river terror. It is one of the two biggest species in the world. They can be 7m long with a weight of one tonne. The crocodile was one of the first animals to walk on Earth; more than 200 million years ago. It is nowadays the biggest and longest reptile in the world.
The Nil crocodile is perfectly adapted to the aquatic area, it can smell, see and listen while being immerged thanks to its senses placed at the end of its snout for the nostrils and at the top of its head for the eyes and ears. In the water, its paws are panned to its body and its powerful tail is used as a propulsive or a fin, it can swim at 25km/h.
The crocodile was one of the first animals to walk on Earth; more than 200 million years ago. It is nowadays the biggest and longest reptile in the world.
On earth, the crocodile is capable of crawling, walking but also jumping. It can be very fast but only on a small distance and duration. Its paws are perfectly adapted to the aquatic and land areas. The front paws have 5 clawed fingers and behind 4 palmed fingers.
The Nil crocodile lives in a group without real difficulties. Adult, about 12 years, it will go away from its group and try to find a new territory.