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REPTILES - CROCODILIANS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Crocodilians

Our baby alligators, not unlike small children, often lose baby teeth. The difference for alligators is that their new teeth continually grow to replace any damaged ones. They also have well-developed eyesight which can see colour and their eyes have a reflective area at the back to help them see at night. Their eyes also have a protective third eyelid, which is clear like a pair of goggles for swimming under the water. Webbed feet and a very strong tail help them swim very fast to strike and catch their prey.

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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.

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

Barney
Our Amazing American Alligator(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

American Alligator(s) Profiles

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