Slender-nosed crocodiles are shy creatures, and they hunt while almost completely immersed, with just their eyes and nostrils sticking above the surface of the water —but they can see, smell, and hear everything going on around them. Their snouts can also act like tweezers to remove prey from holes and other small crevices.
The number of slender-snouted crocodiles in the world is unknown; nevertheless, their population size is decreasing as a direct result of threats to their natural environment and excessive hunting for their flesh and hides. The species is under immense pressure from fishing practices, human disturbance, hunting, habitat degradation, and fragmentation across its entire range.
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- Slender-snouted crocodiles are one of the crocodilians known to climb trees
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No