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Archive for November 2016

Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)  Habitat:  Eastern India, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia. The Saltwater Crocodile is usually found in deep, dark murky water. It may inhabit fresh or saltwater but most commonly frequents brackish estuary areas. Description:  Adult males can reach up 7 meters in length and weigh 1,000 kilograms. Young Saltwater crocodiles are pale yellow with…

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Freshwater Crocodile

Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni)  Habitat:  The Natural Habitat of the Freshwater “Freshie” Crocodile is in Northern Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland & Western Australia). Freshwater Crocodiles are found in various permanent freshwater areas such as lakes, billabongs and swamps, plus less saline upstream areas of river systems and creeks. Description:  This Crocodile can grow up to 3m…

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American Alligator

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)    Habitat:  Southern United States and Central America. The American Alligator is primarily found in freshwater swamps and marshes, as well as small rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Description: The Alligator has a large lizard-like body with four short legs, webbed feet and a long muscular tail. The young are dark…

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African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) Habitat:  African Wild Dogs or Cape Hunting Dogs are naturally found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Their preferred habitats are savannas, grasslands, open woodlands and in areas that range from semi–desert to mountainous Description: These dogs have large rounded ears, a black muzzle, long legs, and broad bushy…

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