Does Venezuela have crocodiles or alligators?

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Are there alligators or crocodiles in Colombia?

Of the 23 known species of crocodiles in the world, Colombia is home to six, making the country one of the most diverse in the world. … A crocodile conservation project was initiated two years ago after a 12.5 foot crocodile weighing over 385 pounds dragged a six-year old girl to the bottom of the Sardinata River.

Are there crocodiles in the Orinoco?

The Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) is the largest crocodile in the Neotropics [1] and is currently classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered [2]. There are less than 250 adult crocodiles remaining within their small and severely fragmented range that extends from Venezuela to Colombia [3].

Are there crocodiles in the Magdalena River?

The Magdalena is home to hundreds of fish as well as elusive river turtles, tortoises, manatees, caiman, iguanas, crocodiles and pelicans.

Do crocodiles eat their babies?

However one distinct difference is that crocodilians are not known to feed their young. Unlike most birds, hatchling crocodiles are ready to feed on their own soon after hatching. … On two occasions, we have witnessed our adult female Siamese crocodile allowing her hatchlings to eat meat from her mouth.

Why are crocodiles not extinct?

It certainly has in modern times. We haven’t lost a species of crocodile to extinction since humans have been dominant on the planet, even in the last few hundred years when our impact has been appalling. The reason appears to be in large part because crocodiles learn quickly and adapt to changes in their situation.

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