• There are 23 species of crocodile alive today.
  • Crocodiles have been around since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • South Florida is the only place in the world with both native crocodiles and alligators.
  • Crocodiles have excellent vision at night.
  • Crocodile teeth are continuously replaced throughout most of its life.
  • Crocodiles eyes shine orange/red at night when exposed to light.
  • The ridges on a crocodile back are called "osteoderm" individual plates of bone that act like armor and also absorb heat like a solar panel.
  • Hatchlings are born with a tiny egg tooth at the end of their snout which is used to help them break free of the egg.
    Crocodiles can stay underwater for more than two hours.
  • Crocodiles are powerful swimmers, using their tail as a propeller.
  • One way to tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator is to look at their snouts.
  • Crocs have a pointed snout and alligators have a rounded snout.
  • The heart of a crocodile is similar to that of mammals and they can regulate the flow of blood through their bodies.
  • The American crocodile can reach lengths of over 15ft.
  • The gender of a crocodile is determined by the incubation temperature. Warmer temperatures produce females, while cooler ones produce males.
  • Crocodiles have one of the strongest bites in the world, capable of crushing turtle shells like potato chips!
  • Baby crocs make a grunting sound that attracts the mother if any trouble is spotted.
  • Crocodiles eat a variety of things like fish, birds, and small mammals.
  • Since it was first classified as endangered in 1975, the American crocodile population in Florida has more than doubled.
  • The American crocodile is the only crocodile species found in the U.S.