ANIMAL FACTS - Crocodilians
A crocodile will sit on the river bank with its mouth open (known as gaping), to regulate its body temperature. This is called thermoregulation.
The Crocodilian family includes, Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans and Gharials. Australia Zoo is home to three of these species - Saltwater Crocodiles, Freshwater Crocodiles and American Alligators.
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