Animals, Carnivore, Reptiles

Saltwater Crocodile

Where can you find The Saltwater Crocodile?

The Saltwater Crocodiles are found in around the freshwaters of  India, Southeast Asia and Australia. ‘Salties’ as the Australians refer to them have also been spotted far out at sea.

The Saltwater crocodile is a reptile and is a Carnivore. Its average lifespan in the wild 70 years. Its Scientific name is Crocodylus porosus. Its regular size is 17ft and weighs 1,000 lbs. This Crocodile has a bite force of 3,700 psi which is the second strongest bite in the animal kingdom, the strongest belonging to the Nile Crocodile.

Salties are considered at low risk for extinction. But, saltwater croc hides are valued above all other crocodilians, and illegal hunting, habitat loss, and antipathy toward the species because of its reputation as a man-eater continue to put pressure on the population.

The Killing Machines are opportunistic predators that lurk patiently beneath the surface near the water’s edge. They wait for potential prey to stop for a sip of water. The Saltwater Crocodile are known to feed on anything they can get hold of, including water buffalo, monkeys, wild boar, and even sharks. They explode from the water with one large thrash of their powerful tails, grab their victim with their powerful jaws, and drag it back in, holding it under until the animal drowns

Saltwater Crocodile information

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crocodylus porosus


DIET: Carnivore


SIZE: 17 feet

WEIGHT: 1,000 pounds,

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