Name: Nile Crocodile
Scientific Name: Crocodylus niloticus
A long body armoured with bony plates set in the skin of the back; long deep-sided tail, short limbs and long-snouted skull.
Mainly large rivers, lakes, waterholes and wetlands; also estuaries and mangrove swamps.
Madagascar, Egypt and central Africa, south to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
4 to 6 meters.
Estimated to live 70 – 100 years.