Project Description

Nile Crocodile

Crocodylus niloticus

Aquarium Location



Found in Tsingy caves in Madagascar, elsewhere, rivers, lakes, and marshes.


Common in Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Gabon, South Africa, Malawi, Sudan, Botswana and Cameroon. Isolated populations in Madagascar are restricted to the Tsingy caves found in northwestern sections of the dry deciduous forest.


Opportunistic ambush predators; mainly fish, lemurs, rodents, turtles, snakes, lizards, and larger mammals, such as livestock.

Fun Facts

Regarded as the second largest species of crocodile after the saltwater crocodile, and is the largest species to the African continent.
May eat 50% of their body mass in a single meal.
Geneticists found the crocodiles that inhabit the Tsingy caves to be a genetically different population than those that live on the main continent of Africa.
Crocodiles have the most highly developed brain of all the reptiles.
Madagascar may be the only place in the world where crocodiles inhabit caves.

Cool Adaptation

Stones are often found in the stomachs of adult crocodiles. Many biologists think these stones may aid in digestion.

Conservation Connection

The number of crocodiles in Madagascar has been severely affected due to poaching. In the streets of Antananarivo, skins, leather-belts, and other crocodile artifacts are sold openly.

buy synthroid no prescription overnight synthroid online no prescription legal buy synthroid online order lasix no prescription buy lasix online no prescription lasix overnight shipping buy provigil cheap buy provigil online no prescription buy provigil mastercard buy levitra cheap no prescription buy levitra without prescription buy levitra no prescription overnight order sildenafil online mastercard buy sildenafil online no prescription buy generic sildenafil no prescription buy priligy for dogs buy priligy online buy priligy cheap online doxycycline without prescription doxycycline for sale order doxycycline online overnight buy propecia no rx buy propecia online purchase propecia buy retin-a online mastercard overnight buy retin-a without prescription retin-a overnight shipping cipro cipro buy buy cipro no prescription legal buy cipro online buy kamagra online no prescription buy kamagra without prescription order kamagra