Salt water crocodile

Crocodylus porosus

Fascinating Facts

Habitat/Diet

Mangrove swamps, coastal marshes, river mouths, and occasionally open ocean. Saltwater crocs lurk just below the water’s surface, springing out to eat any animal that comes down to drink, including water buffalo, birds, monkeys, and wild boar, and have also been observed feeding on sharks and other fish.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 1996 (Previously categorized as Endangered – IUCN 1988)

Range

Brackish and freshwater regions of Eastern India, Southeast Asia, and Northern Australia

Location in the Zoo

Reptiles and Birds Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza



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