Due to a restrictive membrane, crocodiles can't stick out their tongues. This membrane keeps the crocodile's tongue attached to the roof of its mouth rather than the base. The inability to stick out their tongues differe... More »

There are two species of alligator in the world: the Chinese alligator and the American alligator. Both species have movable tongues attached to the lower jaw. This is one feature that distinguishes an alligator from a c... More »

The Egyptian plover and the Nile crocodile have a symbiotic relationship in which the plover feeds on parasites on the crocodile's hide. Although a myth exists that the plover enters the crocodile's mouth unharmed, there... More »

Crocodiles use defense mechanisms like camouflage and distress calls that alert nearby crocodiles of danger, both of which help protect themselves against predators. Their hard, scaly exterior also provides a protective ... More »

There are 14 species of crocodiles. They include the Cuban, African dwarf, slender snout, Yacare, Spectacled Caiman, Dwarf Caiman, freshwater, Gharial and broad snouted. More »

Saltwater crocodiles are endangered because of habitat loss and human activities, such as illegal hunting and poaching. Saltwater crocodiles have few natural predators, but draw attention from humans for their meat, eggs... More »

Saltwater crocodiles are predators that eat a wide variety of prey, from insects, crustaceans, amphibians, small fish and small reptiles while young, to mud crabs, birds, turtles, wild boar and even buffalo when they gro... More »