Crocodile is a reptile with prehistoric appearance, this very distant cousin of primitive birds and dinosaurs has a solid reputation as a killer. Get the crocodile coloring pictures below the color them with your favorite colors.
For 65 million years, the crocodile has been adapting to change. It will be extinct in a few decades if a man does not stop chasing this survivor of ancient times.
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Crocodiles are, among reptiles, biologically more complex animals despite their prehistoric appearance. Indeed, unlike other reptiles, the crocodile has a cerebral cortex and one to four heart chambers. Its external appearance is also a distinctive sign of its aquatic and predatory lifestyle.
The crocodile’s streamlined body allows it to swim quickly. By putting its legs along with its shape, it can swim faster while reducing water resistance.
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Its webbed feet are not used to propel it through the water, but allow it to make quick turns and abrupt movements. They are also an advantage in shallow water where the animal can move by walking on the bottom.
Crocodiles vary significantly in size from dwarf crocodiles, which are no longer than 2 m in length, to marine crocodiles, which can reach a maximum size of 7 m.
The longevity of crocodiles is not known, although several techniques are used to give a reasonable estimate. Because of these inaccuracies, it is estimated that the oldest crocodile is the marine crocodile, which is believed to live up to 70 years.
The position of the head, back, and tail give essential information about the social status of a crocodile and its intentions. For example, a dominant male ostensibly swims on the surface of the water.
At the same time, an animal lower in the hierarchy only lets its head protrude, and is always ready to submerge itself completely.
In front of a dominant animal, he raises his muzzle out of the water and opens his jaws. With its head motionless, it announces, by muzzle movements, who it is – male, female or young – to the one it is approaching.
Crocodiles very rarely fight each other, even at large gatherings of animals. The dominant crocodile is usually content to stand still with its head and tail erect, inflating its body as much as possible to exaggerate its size.
If this is not enough, it attacks, biting its opponent at the base of the tail and behind the legs. The scars left in these places, therefore, indicate animals of lower rank.