Crocodyl’ – Crocodiles

The grumpy old crocodiles, unlike alligators, can’t keep their teeth hidden. Take it as a warning sign!

Do you ever get the impression that Crocodiles look very antique, almost like a dinosaur!? Trust your gut because not only have crocs evaded speciation for a very long time (for over 85 million years, therefore, called living fossils), but they are also very much related to their old pal Dinosaurs. This is also true for their relatives—alligators, caimans, and gharials.

But their antiquity is not the only testament to their grandeur, as these period pieces can weigh as much as solid 1200kgs (2600lb); that’s something! Crocodiles are usually larger by 1.5 m (5 ft) than alligators. Alligators are docile unless provoked to defend, but you never mess with crocodiles because they’re notoriously grumpy (read aggressive).