Saturday, 3 August 2013

Deadly Crocodile

The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa and is sometimes regarded as the second largest crocodilian after the Saltwater crocodile.

The male crocodile usually measure from 11.5 to 16 feet long (3.5 to 5 meters), but very old, mature ones can grow to 18 ft (5.5 m) or more. Males usually weigh about 1100 lbs (500 kg), but can very large & old specimens can reach up to 2000 lbs (909 kg).[5] The largest accurately measured male was shot near Mwanza, Tanzania and measured 6.45 m (21.3 ft) and weighed approximately 1,090 kg (2,400 lb). Like all crocodiles they are sexually dimorphic, with the males up to 30% larger than the females, though the difference is even more in some species, like the Saltwater crocodile.

Mature female nile crocodiles measure 8 to 13 feet long (2.5 to 3.9 meters) and typically weigh 227-300 kg (500-660 lbs).

It is Africa!