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Crocodiles and False Gharials: Crocodylidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, American Crocodile (crocodylus Acutus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, FALSE GHARIALS CROCODILES AND PEOPLE

AMERICAN CROCODILE (Crocodylus acutus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NILE CROCODILE (Crocodylus niloticus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

At least one species of crocodiles lives in each of these continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America.

People have long been fascinated by crocodiles, which are often mentioned in legends. Some people hunt these animals for their meat or skin, and some collect and eat their eggs. Crocodiles are perhaps most known, however, as killers of humans. Although death by crocodile is very rare, it does happen occasionally, especially when humans who visit their habitat are careless.

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