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Illustration by Natalya Zahn



Nile Crocodiles

Female Nile crocodiles may put baby crocs in their mouth if there is danger nearby. Crocodile parents sometimes help their babies hatch (lower left) by gently rolling the eggs in their mouth to crack the shells. Crocs have eyes high on their heads so that they can see above the surface of the water when they are submerged (lower right).

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Nile Crocodiles Creature Feature
See pictures, read fun facts, send a croc postcard, and more.


Hippos Licking Crocs
See hippos cozying up to crocs in this video.


Parents: Check out our video Crocodiles: Here Be Dragons

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