Animals, Carnivore, Reptiles

Nile Crocodile

Bite force: 5,000psi

Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Nile crocodile is a reptile and is a Carnivore. Its average lifespan in the wild is 45 years, with the average size of 16ft and weighs about 500 lbs. Its Scientific name is Crocodylus niloticus.

This crocodile run-in with humans happen quite often due to its close habitats with local villages, the numbers are not exact, but its estimates that around 200 people may die each year to the jaws of a Nile crocodile.

The diet of the crocodile is mainly fish, bus it will attack almost anything so if animals such as small hippos, zebras, birds, porcupines and other crocodiles cross its path then it will most likely end up on the menu.

It’s only threat to survival is humans, as they are hunted for their skin and then it made into expensive bags and shoes. These items tend to be sold on the black market for very expensive prices. Loss of habitat is also taking a big effect on its numbers however their numbers have been rising thanks to breeding programs that allow them to be put back into the wild. Their population is a low concern.

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