Reptiles

Gharial

Gharial

This crocodilian is the longest member of this feared family, but it is harmless to people. Its narrow snout is used to catch fish. The gharial is easily recognized by its long, slender snout, which is filled with interlocking razor-sharp teeth.

Milk Snake

Milk Snake

Milk snake range from Colombia and other northern parts of South America to southern Canada. They thrive in a wide range of habitats, including semi-desert and rainforest. They live high up in the Rockies and are also found in edge habitats.

Mugger Crocodile

Mugger Crocodile

This medium-sized crocodile is named from a Hindu word meaning "water-monster", and true to its name, the reptile poses quite a threat to any prey that catches its eye. The young mugger crocodiles will take mostly small crustaceans and fish.

Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile

The population and range of the once widespread Nile crocodile is now seriously reduced, by both the demand for skins and the destruction of natural habitats. Nile crocodiles were once widespread in eastern and southern Africa, but are now scarcer.

Saltwater Crocodile

Saltwater Crocodile

This dark grey reptile is the largest of the crocodile species and the heaviest reptile in the world. A full-grown adult can weigh over 1,000 kg and be as much as 7 m long. It has a large head and powerful jaws, designed for holding and crushing.

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