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Philippine Crocodile
PhilippineCrocodile
At Palawan, Philippines.
Information
Common Name Mindoro Crocodile and Philippine Freshwater Crocodile.
Range Philippines
Estimated Population 200 in the wild.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Crocodylia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Crocodylus
Species Crocodylus mindorensis
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Philippine Crocodile is a specie from the Crocodylus genus. It is endemic in the Philippines.

Appearance

The Philippine crocodile is a relatively small freshwater crocodilian endemic to the Philippines. Growing no more than 3 meters, they have a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back. Females are slightly smaller than males. Philippine crocodiles are golden-brown in color, which darkens as it matures.

Behavior

Diet:

Deer, Bats, Wild Pigs, Snakes, Lizards, Fish, Flying Lemurs, by waiting for deer to come up to drink and snatches deer or a wild pig and drags it under water. Phillipine crocodiles catch flying lemurs, birds and bats by jumping out of the water to catch

Lifespan

Gallery

  • At a zoo.
  • At Palawan, Philippines.

Facts

  • The Philippine crocodile has 66-68 teeth.

Source

Video

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