Where do crocodiles live?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
November 17, 2014
Where do crocodiles live?

Crocodiles are reptiles that have been living on Earth for about 250 million years. Crocodiles are extremely dangerous predators up to five and a half meters long. They represent a serious danger to the majority of living beings who are in close proximity to them. The ancestors of modern crocodiles lived on land, but all modern members of this squad lead a semi-aquatic lifestyle.

Where do crocodiles live

You can meet a crocodile in almost all tropical countries. They live both in freshwater bodies of water and in saline coastal waters. Most of the day they spend in the water. Hunt usually at night.

In particular, crocodiles are widely distributed in Africa, tropical regions of South, Central and North America, in the North of Australia, in Bali, Guatemala, the Philippine Islands and in Japan.

Some species sometimes swim far into the sea and can be found at a distance of 600 km from the coast.

Despite the fact that crocodiles usually live in the water or near water bodies, they are seen at a considerable distance from the water.Sometimes they make foot transitions from one reservoir to another, usually as a result of changes in climate or natural conditions. Some species may make seasonal migrations.

They can live in sandy and wooded areas. There are also among the thickets of shrubs and buried in the silt.

As cold-blooded, use the external environment for thermoregulation of the body. Do not tolerate temperatures below 20 and above 38 degrees Celsius. In this regard, in adverse conditions, they can dig out nests and hibernate for a long period of time.