Crocodiles

There are two African Dwarf Crocodiles at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth called Ntombi and Masozi.  Come face to face with these sleek and sinister sisters and watch cheeky Ntombi sneak off behind her feeders when they enter the enclosure.  Also spot Masozi's she is the one with the wonky teeth!

The dwarf crocodile is the world's smallest crocodile, growing up to 190 cm in length (by contrast, the Nile crocodile can reach 5 m in length).  As a reptile, you will notice that our crocs spend much of their time basking.  Reptiles are unable to maintain a warm blood temperature internally as we mammals can, instead they must warm their bodies in the light to keep them at the right temperature.  These reptiles don't move around very much, but when they do they can move at up to 28 miles per hour!

 

Crocodiles have impressive jaws that are designed to close on prey with maximum force, but they cannot chew or bite pieces off their prey!

 

Adult crocodiles can hold their breath for up to an hour under water and can jump their entire body length out of water to catch prey!

The African Dwarf Crocodile is the most heavily armoured of all crocodiles

 

 

Crocodiles have impressive jaws that are designed to close on prey with maximum force, but they cannot chew or bite pieces off their prey!

 

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Crocodiles have impressive jaws that are designed to close on prey with maximum force, but they cannot chew or bite pieces off their prey!

 

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Adult crocodiles can hold their breath for up to an hour under water and can jump their entire body length out of water to catch prey!

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Adult crocodiles can hold their breath for up to an hour under water and can jump their entire body length out of water to catch prey!

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The African Dwarf Crocodile is the most heavily armoured of all crocodiles

 

 

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The African Dwarf Crocodile is the most heavily armoured of all crocodiles

 

 

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