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American Crocodile

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American Crocodiles primarily make their home in freshwater coastal areas and swamps. These reptiles are found at the mouths of deltas and canals where the freshwater and saltwater meet.
  American Crocodile Picture


Latin Name: Crocodylus acutus Lifespan: 60 to 70 years
Distribution: North and South America Estimated Size: 7 to 10 feet


American Crocodiles have scaley skin which acts as a protective armor. Although crocodiles are portrayed as being very aggressive, this is not the case with the American Crocodile. Australian and Nile crocodiles are a much more aggressive species.
Although crocodiles and alligators look very much alike, when a crocodile closes its mouth its fourth tooth is still visible outside.

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