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REPTILES - CROCODILIANS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Crocodilians

The scientific name of the Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni has a distinct meaning. Crocodylus is derived from the Greek krokodeilos which means literally "pebble worm" (croce = pebble; dreilos = worm) referring to the appearance of a crocodile. johnstoni means "of Johnston", derived from the name of the first European to discover this reptile.

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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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Our Sub-Species

Saltwater Crocodile

Crocodylus porosus
Our Amazing Saltwater Crocodile(s) are currently on displayCrocoseum

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Freshwater Crocodile

Crocodylus johnstoni
Our Amazing Freshwater Crocodile(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Freshwater Crocodile(s) Profiles

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American Alligator

Benny the American Alligator
Our Amazing American Alligator(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

American Alligator(s) Profiles

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