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Crocodiles are reptiles that are ‘semi-aquatic’ which means they spend lots of time in water.
The word crocodile comes from an ancient Greek word ‘crocodilos’ which means lizard.
Crocodiles can be found in lots of different places around the world, like Central America, Africa, India, and Australia. These are not the same type of crocodile, as there are 16 different species that scientists have discovered.
Crocodiles like to hunt at night, so their eyes have to be very good. Crocodiles have great night vision and vertical-slit pupils that make them fierce hunters.
Crocodiles hunt by waiting in the water and staying very still until an animal is close enough that the crocodile can rush out and get them.
They eat lots of different animals like fish, birds, and mammals. They are also known to scavenge dead animals, so they don’t have to hunt.
Crocodiles don’t have to eat very often as they have a slow metabolism.
Crocodiles are known for their long snouts and strong jaws, the strongest in the animal kingdom. They use it to hold onto their prey, so it does not escape.