Slender-snouted Crocodile

Slender-snouted Crocodile

Slender-snouted Crocodile
Crocodylus cataphractus


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Crocodylia
FAMILY
Crocodylidae

Range

Central western Africa


Habitat

Open waterways, lakes, lagoons, and rivers


Diet

Generalized carnivore; eats fish, aquatic invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians

Weight

Up to 500 lbs.

Size

Up to 13 feet

Incubation

90 - 100 days

Clutch

13 to 27 eggs

IUCN Status

Critically Endangered

CITES

Appendix I

Facts

  • Relatively solitary, seldom found in groups
  • They are the only crocodilians know to climb trees.
  • The small young will feed on crustaceans and other invertebrates.

 

Conservation

Slender-snouted crocodiles face threats from habitat loss and hunting for their meat and skin.

Critically Endangered

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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