ANIMAL FACTS - Crocodilians
Crocodiles infamous 'death roll' is utilised when capturing prey. They 'twist' the animal off their feet so as they can drag them into the water to drown their prey. Generally though the imapact of the initial strike is all it takes to subdue the prey. The 'death roll' is also used to twist off bite-size pieces from a large prey item.
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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